Bobby Valentine is nearly a decade removed from his stint as the Mets’ manager, but the ESPN analyst said he feels for the team’s owners as they work to retain control of the franchise in the wake of the Bernie Madoff scandal.
“I was associated with the Wilpons for four decades as a player, coach and manager, and Fred Wilpon’s love for his team and the game of baseball is unparalleled,’’ Valentine said. “I think the situation is almost criminal. Well, it is criminal, and it’s regretful that Fred had to be involved with it.’’
What about the Mets on the field? “It’s a work in progress until you see what kind of bodies are going to fill the uniforms and what names are going to be on their backs,’’ he said. “It is tough to judge what kind of team they’re going to have.’’