By now we've established that the Wilpons are scummy people, sloppy owners, and just general nincompoops when it comes to being a part of the human race. But in case you had forgotten, Fred Wilpon is here to remind you. In his latest escapade, Fred follows up on the Mets' losing of the Subway Series over the weekend in the best way possible: by doing an interview where he bashes pretty much every player on his team.
On Jose Reyes- "He thinks he's going to get Carl Crawford money. He's had everything wrong with him. He won't get it."
On Carlos Beltran- "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 David Wright- "Really good kid. A very good player. Not a superstar."
On Ike Davis and the team in general- "Good hitter. "Shitty team. Good hitter. ...We're snakebitten, baby."
The full story, including more discussion about the Madoff scandal, is in an article in The New Yorker, but from a baseball perspective, this is really all you need to know. Fred Wilpon is a dope, his son is a dope, and their combined dopiness has run the Mets team into the ground. And now that he's done that, he essentially ejects himself from the flaming wreckage and throws blame at the passengers. Real classy, real smart business decision. Makes Randy Levine and Hank look like geniuses. Thank you, God, for making me smart enough to be a Yankee fan.