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Wilpon Turns Steinbrenneresque

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, May 23, 2011.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    This weeks New Yorker has a good story on The Wilpons by Jeffery Toobin.

    No doubt some of his quotes will keep the NY sports talk stations going for the next month.


    Jose Reyes: "He thinks he's going to get Carl Crawford money," "He's had everything wrong with him. He won't get it."

    Carlos Beltran: "We had some schmuck in New York who paid him based on that one series. He's 65 to 70 percent of what he was."

    David Wright: "Really good kid. A very good player. Not a superstar."
  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

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  3. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    [blue]Wow, with evaluations like that, I'm surprised the Mets aren't on top![/blue]

    I think it was Bill James who once said that the worst teams have the tendency to blame their best players for their plight, as opposed to focusing on the four to seven other weak links in the lineup.
  4. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Fred and Jeff Wilpon were seen on the mound at Citi Field today trying to save a few dollars.

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  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    The Wilpons: "We fell for Bernie's line of shit. How ------ stupid are we?"
  6. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    He was right about everything he said about his players, but he obviously shouldn't have said it out loud.
  7. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Except they made money.
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Luppy probably has a notebook fully of juicy quotes from the Wilpons, garnered while knocking the little white ball around the "rock pile".
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Heard Jeffrey Toobin on the radio. He said that the Wilpons reached out to The New Yorker so they could tell their their side of story.

    Guess they did not expect the blow back.
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Well-understand that on the books, they did, indeed.

    There's easily another 5,000 well-chosen New Yorker words to be written about
    that little wrinkle.
  11. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    not really. not sure who wants him but based on what they both can do when healthy Reyes deserves as much or more than Crawford. actually Crawford really doesn't even have that much more power. he usually hits for a higher average, but he's a left fielder. Reyes is a SS and is definitely above average defensively.
  12. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Reyes probably deserves that much just because this isn't the late 1990s anymore, and the offensive standard at the position has downgraded. He's one of the few guys left who can hit. It shows up in his Baseball Prospectus PECOTA comparisons - Jimmy Rollins and Rafael Furcal are his top two matches.

    Personally, I think a long-term deal for him would be foolish, but someone will probably give it to him. Ideally, if you were a team, you'd probably want to sign him to a Red Sox 2010 Adrian Beltre deal - Heavy on incentives and a decent base salary, short-term contract.
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