By now you may have seen the “Workplace Confidential” story in New York Magazine titled “The Met Who Blames Everything On the Wilpons.”
Supposedly, the person who penned this piece is either a current or former employee of the Mets. Most believe it is most likely a former player — certainly, it sounds like a disgruntled one.
If it is a former Met player, who might it be? One of the oldtimers, such as Ed Kranepool or Art Shamsky? Might it be someone from the ’86 Mets, who was recently let go — like Howard Johnson? Could it possibly be someone still associated with the Mets, such as Keith Hernandez or Bobby Ojeda? Could it be a current player?
While most are assuming it is a player, there’s every possibility it’s a former front office executive, a scout, an employee from the ticket department, or a peanut vendor — there’s nothing in the article I can see that makes me think it absolutely must be a player — current or former. Heck, it could be Mr. Met himself.
What do you think? Is it a player or a peanut vendor? Current or former? Post your thoughts in the comments.
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Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers.