Here’s what Mets fans, bloggers and writers are saying about Fred Wilpon’s comments…
But forget the George Steinbrenner comparison ... when did Fred Wilpon become Rachel Phelps? It's like he wants attendance to fall so he can move to Cleveland ... or Brooklyn.
Whether you agree with that perspective is one thing, but hearing it from the primary source should at least provide better insight than the rampant speculation that pervades a story that will cloud Metsopotamia for quite a while to come.
Wilpon's going to be eviscerated for this whole business today, but we doubt there are many Mets fans who disagree with him, on any of this. Not that it'll matter.
Most everything he said, to me, in reading the context of which these comments were made, sounds more to me as one ‘frustrated’ Mets fans making candid comments about a club who — at the time– was in the midst of losing 11 of their last 13 games.
With the reputation of both his family and franchise flagging, Wilpon spoils what is otherwise a pretty positive profile by serving up a heaping platter of bloody red meat for the New York tabloids and baseball blogosphere.
More responses from fans on Twitter a little later.
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