Monday, May 23, 2011

Wright no superstar? Reyes not worth $142M? Tell us something we don’t know

Nothing like a little fodder on an off day.  The Media is going nuts with the Fred Wilpon story in the New Yorker which if you have 20 minutes you can read it here. Beltran,Reyes and Wright were dissed but I will chat about Reyes and Wright since Beltran is a goner no matter what.  

The story is a Freddie life story and everyone is up in arms about 100 words of the story. "He thinks he’s going to get Carl Crawford money,” Wilpon said, referring to Crawford's seven-year, $142 million contract with the Boston Red Sox. “He’s had everything wrong with him. He won’t get it.”

On  David Wright: "Really good kid. A very good player. Not a superstar."

What is so shocking…??  Wright is no superstar..He might have been but he isn’t now.  He never has been clutch.   As the Bitter Bill mentions in his piece today would Wright get hits like Justin Turner has in those Clutch 2 out rbi situations?  Of course Turner is no Wright but he has never been clutch.  

On Reyes?  7 years 142M?   Crawford isn’t worth that and Reyes isn’t either. How do you give 7 years based on legs?  Reyes is awesome I agree but 5 years maybe.  Plus you know if Jose does get a deal like that Fred would be first guy to wish him well. Its not a hit on Reyes its just how Fred sees it. Nothing wrong with an opinion and if Reyes takes it to heart that is his issue.

Fred should be commended for being honest.  He has no filter.  People expect the 74 year old guy to be more understanding?  Hello were you ever at Citi Field in 2009?  The thing was a Dodger shrine. He couldn’t get his team stadium right and you expect him to be all soft and cuddly to his players?   Good job Fred  !!  Cant wait to hear what you have to say about Jason Bay…


Jobu said...

SELL the team Fred.....Quickly!!!!!

metsfan73 said...

Fred was dead on with Wright, but has Reyes ever said how much money he wants? It's the same press saying Reyes will seek that much. Jose is the best player on this team, and I think the comment, although truthful, is killing a guy who has gone to the wall for this team.

My biggest problem was with the Beltran comment. Carlos has been a Hall Of Fame class act, has handled himself with pride and professionalism, and to hammer him like that was a dirt bag move. The guy plays hurt and doesn't complain. The Mets did more to injure him with poor management decisions on the health of their players.

I would love to hear what the players feel about Fred, but I doubt we will see such a story anytime soon.