Mets owner Fred Wilpon blasted three of the best players on his team in a May 30 New Yorker article, saying Jose Reyes thinks he's going to get Carl Crawford money ... he won't, calling himself a schmuck for giving Carlos Beltran his lucrative seven-year contract in 2005, and asserting that David Wright was not a superstar.

Beltran and Reyes will be free agents this winter, and the Mets have a club option on Wright for 2013.

The 74-year-old owner also asserted that Beltran was 65 to 70 percent of what he was, and said Reyes has had everything wrong with him. The statements could complicate negotiations with the three players, and it may signal their departure from the team in the offseason.