Read this article. Go ahead. I’ll wait.
It’s a fascinating look at Fred Wilpon and the Madoff situation. Sandy Koufax even makes an appearance.
But Fred took the opportunity to opine on some of his players, which unless you’re George Steinbrenner, usually doesn’t work out.
Here are the juicy bits…
On David Wright: “A really good kid. A very good player. Not a superstar.”
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: “He's 65 to 70 percent of what he was … We had one [person] in New York who paid him based on that one series.”
Because when you’re the owner of a team, it’s smart to take swipes at three of your top players, three of the fan’s favorites, three of the cornerstones of the team who have made sure the last few years weren’t worse than what they were.
Smooth move, Fred.
Go read the whole thing, please. Brilliant work by Jeffery Toobin.