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08:12 AM ET 05.24 | If Fred Wilpon's recently published criticisms of the Mets were greeted with all manner of reaction, credit Mike Pelfrey for lightening the mood. The comments by Wilpon, made while watching a game last month, illustrate the improbability that the Mets will re-sign Jose Reyes and particularly Beltran, who can both become free agents after this season. ... While many players are bound to be offended by Wilpon's comments, some were certainly willing to forgive, and even add levity to the situation. "I think guys will be upset," Pelfrey said. "But we're all a family: ownership, coaches and players. Sometimes people say things they regret. It's a mistake and you learn from it. Maybe next spring when we have our media workshop for the players, Fred can come and sit in on it."

The New York Times

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May 24, 2011  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Finally - someone with the right attitude...

Morning Lou.

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May 24, 2011  08:57 AM ET

Wilpon has gone from (almost) the top of NY city to being publicly mocked by a 3rd rate Mets pitcher for his inability to speak to the media. Might I suggest a nice game of Russian Roulette with no empty chambers

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May 24, 2011  08:58 AM ET
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Regardless of what Whilpon said...he is right about Beltran, Reyes and Wright.

Everyone know that. Which is why nothing needed to be said. Just let their contracts expire and be done with them. Besides it will be fun to mock both of them when they chase multi million dollar/multi year deals and get no takers. It will be worth at least 100 threads in the off season.

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May 24, 2011  09:10 AM ET

Eventually Wilpon will be out the door. So all this won't matter. Even if Freddy boy can survive this crap storm, the backlash on this owner ruining his for a period will have a lasting effect.

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May 24, 2011  09:54 AM ET

Another Mets blunder - MILK ME!! The sad and crazy thing is, there's still plenty left in the season for all this mess to get worse!! Ever since we started wearing black in our uniforms - its a curse not a marketing ploy!! Doesnt anyone in the Mets front office listen to the darn team song?!?!? "OH THE METS ARE TRUE TO THE ORANGE AND BLUE...." NOT BLACK!?!?!?!

May 24, 2011  09:57 AM ET
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Another Mets blunder - MILK ME!! The sad and crazy thing is, there's still plenty left in the season for all this mess to get worse!! Ever since we started wearing black in our uniforms - its a curse not a marketing ploy!! Doesnt anyone in the Mets front office listen to the darn team song?!?!? "OH THE METS ARE TRUE TO THE ORANGE AND BLUE...." NOT BLACK!?!?!?!

Black is not a color....damn fartd.

May 24, 2011  10:24 AM ET

Oh! No you didn't!

May 24, 2011  10:25 AM ET
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Eventually Wilpon will be out the door. So all this won't matter. Even if Freddy boy can survive this crap storm, the backlash on this owner ruining his for a period will have a lasting effect.

We all pass on sooner or later!

May 24, 2011  10:39 AM ET

Mutts suck.. Reyes overrated.. Beltran is old.. The stadium is to big for David Wright..

May 24, 2011  10:43 AM ET

Wilpon got all that great investment advice from his friend Bernie Madorff.. Maybe he can get some media coaching as well since Bernie handled that whole Villian of the Century thing pretty well.

May 24, 2011  11:22 AM ET
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Regardless of what Whilpon said...he is right about Beltran, Reyes and Wright.

I partially agree. I mean, Beltran is clearly over the hill and not worth what he gets paid (although, he still can contribute as he's shown so far this season), and probably never was. Wright...well, he's been an all-star several times, he's had some fluctuation in his power numbers, but has certainly been a consistent presence on the team. He's the kind of guy you want to build a team around. Similar to Jeter in the Bronx.
Reyes is really the enigma. Wilpon was right about his injury history, but imagine a consistently healthy Reyes and you have one heck of a player who could command Crawford money. He's an amazing fielder, runs like the wind, and has developed into a very effective lead-off man. A very rare combination.

May 24, 2011  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I partially agree. I mean, Beltran is clearly over the hill and not worth what he gets paid (although, he still can contribute as he's shown so far this season), and probably never was. Wright...well, he's been an all-star several times, he's had some fluctuation in his power numbers, but has certainly been a consistent presence on the team. He's the kind of guy you want to build a team around. Similar to Jeter in the Bronx. Reyes is really the enigma. Wilpon was right about his injury history, but imagine a consistently healthy Reyes and you have one heck of a player who could command Crawford money. He's an amazing fielder, runs like the wind, and has developed into a very effective lead-off man. A very rare combination.

Betran overpaid, Wright not the power threat in Citi. Reyes swings for the fences when he should be getting his obp up to use that speed.

Wilpon is right and he should learn to hold his tongue.

May 24, 2011  01:28 PM ET
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Wilpon has gone from (almost) the top of NY city to being publicly mocked by a 3rd rate Mets pitcher for his inability to speak to the media. Might I suggest a nice game of Russian Roulette with no empty chambers

3rd rate and Mets pitcher is redundant

May 24, 2011  01:29 PM ET
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you are using logic saying there will be no takers. somehow, some dumb team will overpay one of these losers.

Stop picking on the Yankees

 
May 24, 2011  04:17 PM ET

They should have hired George Costanza.

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