Last week, Loge13 wrote about the latest allegations about Sterling Equities and the Wilpons
"Fred Wilpon was either a great accomplice or a great patsy. But who do you think would play Fred Wilpon in the made-for-TV movie?"
Good question, DHM. It appears this week, Fred is content playing himself.
The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin has a lengthy feature on Fred Wilpon. The piece is part profile and part study of the Madoff scandal. Fred also has very striking things to say about his Mets, especially Wright, Reyes and Beltran, while watching an April 22nd game. The team was, shall we say, uninspirational at that time so the owner was surprisingly critical.
"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."
"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."
"Ike Davis, the sophomore first baseman and the one pleasant surprise
for the Mets so far this season, was up next. "Good hitter," Wilpon
said. "Shitty team--good hitter." Davis struck out. Angel Pagan flied out
to right, ending the Mets' threat. "Lousy clubs--that's what happens."
Wilpon sighed. The Astros put three runs on the board in the top of the
"We're snakebitten, baby," Wilpon said."