Fred Wilpon Ain’t Got No Time For Bullshit

25 05 2011

He’s sick of all the pansy-asses he’s overpaid and he’s not going down quietly. He’s  just calling a spade a spade.  Throwing his entire team under the bus.  Wilpon recently gave an interview to New Yorker Magazine, and well check it out…. New Yorker article.

Problem is, when it’s your employees your publicly defecating on, the “office” morale tends to suffer.  Wilpon did not hold back, calling out the three main “stars” of the team in Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes and all American boy David Wright.  Fred wasn’t afraid to go below the belt either, as he took some cheap shots on personal character.  Starting with el’ Capitan, David Wright….

“After the catcher, Josh Thole, struck out, David Wright came to the plate. Wright, the team’s marquee attraction, has started the season dreadfully at the plate. “He’s pressing,” Wilpon said. “A really good kid. A very good player. Not a superstar.”

Yikes calling your “superstar” a non superstar to the media.  Good way to sell tickets and team spirit! Next on to Jose Reyes….

“In the game against the Astros, Jose Reyes, leading off for the Mets, singled sharply up the middle, then stole second. “He’s a racehorse,” Wilpon said. When Reyes started with the Mets, in 2003, just before his twentieth birthday, he was pegged as a future star. Injuries have limited him to a more pedestrian career, though he’s off to a good start this season. “He thinks he’s going to get Carl Crawford money,” Wilpon said, referring to the Red Sox’ signing of the former Tampa Bay player to a seven-year, $142-million contract. “He’s had everything wrong with him,” Wilpon said of Reyes. “He won’t get it.”

Jose Reyes won’t be back with the Mets.  He’s entirely right, not much you can disagree with there.  Finally the marquee signing of Carlos Beltran….

“When Carlos Beltran came up, I mentioned his prodigious post-season with the Astros in 2004, when he hit eight home runs, just before he went to the Mets as a free agent. Wilpon laughed, not happily. “We had some schmuck in New York who paid him based on that one series,” he said, referring to himself. In the course of playing out his seven-year, $119-million contract with the Mets, Beltran, too, has been hobbled by injuries. “He’s sixty-five to seventy per cent of what he was.” Beltran singled, loading the bases with one out.”

Well Fred Wilpon just said basically what every Mets fan and baseball fan already knew.  It’s one thing when Joey and Kevin are discussing this late night over too many beers, but for the President of the team to say them publicly is another thing  It’s just a testament of how that team has been run and will continue to be run under Fred Wilpon.  Insert Bernie Madoff jokes here.



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