Just when things were actually starting to look up for the Mets this season—hey, they're almost .500!—comes the news that team owner Fred Wilpon recently torpedoed his three biggest players. In a new feature story in The New Yorker, Wilpon takes shots at Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran, and David Wright.
On free-agent-to-be Reyes: "He thinks he's going to get Carl Crawford money. He's had everything wrong with him. He won't get it."
On Beltran, who signed his contract with the Mets after a big 2004 postseason with the Astros: "We had some schmuck in New York who paid him based on that one series. He's sixty-five to seventy percent of what he was."
On the face of the franchise Wright: "Really good kid. A very good player. Not a superstar."