NEW YORK (WFAN) – Mets fans might find themselves stunned after reading Jeffrey Toobin’s epic profile of Fred Wilpon in the latest issue of The New Yorker.
At times Wilpon sounds more like a jilted fan than the owner of New York’s National League franchise.
Midway through the article, Toobin recounts an exchange he had with Wilpon during the Mets’ 4-3 loss to Houston on April 20.
“He thinks he’s going to get Carl Crawford money,” said Wilpon after Jose Reyes singled and stole second, leading off for New York. “He’s had everything wrong with him. He won’t get it.”
After Josh Thole struck out, it was David Wright’s turn at bat.
“He’s pressing,” Wilpon said. “A really good kid. A very good player. Not a superstar.”
But Wilpon wasn’t done. He ripped into Carlos Beltran after Wright walked his way on base.
“We had some schmuck in New York who paid him based on that one series,” Wilpon said, referring to himself. “He’s sixty-five to seventy percent of what he was.”
I don’t know if Wilpon despises his team, or is actually its biggest fan. It’s really a fine line because he sounds exactly like a self-loathing Mets fan. I mean, if you’re a Mets fan you’ve probably said these exact same things. Of course, you don’t own the team and you weren’t saying those things to The New Yorker, but still. (more…)