We’ve all been thinking it but Fred said it.
Well, we weren’t disparaging Reyes’ future contract but Met fans have known for years that Wilpon was a schmuck for the Beltran deal and more recently we’ve all come to terms that Wright is a very good player but certainly not a superstar.
Nothing Fred said was all that shocking or controversial. Granted it’s gonna stir up some shit when a team owner is dissing 3 of his top players and calling the team as a whole “shitty”.
But I can’t for the life of me figure out WHY he said those things.
The most logical explanation I can think of is maybe Fred had a senior moment and spoke more openly and honestly in front of a reporter than he should’ve. I mean the guy is in his 70’s so it’s not unreasonable to think he might slip now and again.
Especially since the New Yorker likely embeded a reporter with Fred for at least a couple of full day marathon interview sessions. I can see Fred slipping once or twice in that timeframe.
For all we know Fred was sitting in his luxury box nipping at the Makers Mark while shooting the shit with the reporter.
He obviously should not have said these things for the sake of avoiding more distractions and possible acrimony. But it’s refreshing to hear Fred’s thoughts, maybe he’s not so different from us after all.
I thought it was hilarious that Wilpon feigned the game 7 Beltran check swing and said, Ike Davis is a great hitter on a shitty team.
I refuse to believe Fred made a calculated decision to lob these grenades. He’s not a Steinbrenner and I can’t imagine he’s suddenly playing a new role.
So unless there’s a better explanation I think this one needs to be chalked up to a senior and/or some whisky aided honesty.
But I do wonder how Reyes and his agent will react. I don’t think I necessarily agree with his about Jose either. Yes the broke ass Wilpons won’t pay Crawford money but thats not to say the Yankees, Red Sox, Anaheim, or someone else won’t hand out a mega deal if Jose keeps up the pace all year.
And if I was Jose I’d probably be like, “F-U Fred I’m gonna go get as much money as I possibly can which means I’m gonna sign with an owner without any Ponzi schemes or Billion dollar law suits hanging over their head.”