OK, so all of you that know me also know that I have been resistant to throw the Wilpons under the bus. Waiting until more information to come out, realizing that they had put a ton of money into trying to make the Mets into a contender but as we all know since 2006 the team has went no where and fast. We have consistently blamed everyone from Beltran to Wright to Reyes to Heilman to Glavine to Willie to Jerry to Hojo to especially one Omar Minya. After today all that blame goes away and rest solely on the shoulders of ONE dumb-ass who has brought the world down on the Mets while in turn throwing his best players under the bus. What a travesty. Hopefully this is just a guy that has decided that ultimately this break up will occur and he is getting in his parting shots, otherwise this team is doomed from the beginning and we are in deed in for a dark time, maybe the darkest in Mets history.So what the hell am I talking about?Madoff’s Curveball
Thanks to Metsblog
for the link.Here are some fine quotes from the man himself:
“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.”
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.”
“We had some schmuck in New York who paid him based on that one series,” he said, referring to himself. In the course of playing out his seven-year, $119-million contract with the Mets, Beltran, too, has been hobbled by injuries. “He’s sixty-five to seventy per cent of what he was.”
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.
“We’re snakebitten, baby,” Wilpon said.
Now, I have been burned before and I will throw this disclaimer in. The article linked above seems so offensive, so idiotic, so disastrous that my hoax meter is indeed tipping red. However, the story is appearing on Metsblog and has already been verified by Adam Rubin. Today should be quite interesting in Mets world. Exactly what they needed to take peoples mind of what had been over the course of the last 25 games a very enjoyable team to watch.