HIS TEAM HASN'T taken any good swings lately, so Mets owner Fred Wilpon decided to take some of his own.

Wilpon lashed out at several Mets players in a interview with the New Yorker that mainly focused on his getting snared in his friend Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme,

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

The shortstop can become a free agent at the end of the season and there is talk that he wants a contract similar to the 7-year, $142 million deal Crawford signed with the Red Sox last December.

When speaking about Carlos Beltran, Wilpon even threw himself under the bus: "We had some schmuck in New York who paid him [Beltran] based on that one series . . . He's 65 to 70 percent of what he was."

Wilpon was referring to the $119 million free-agent deal he gave Beltran after the outfielder's postseason with the Astros in 2004.

On third baseman David Wright, who is on the disabled list with a back injury, Wilpon said: "He's pressing . . . [He's] a really good kid. A very good player. Not a superstar."

Wright, who is hitting just .226 with 18 RBI, traveled to Los Angeles for a second opinion of his injury yesterday, but took the high road via a statement.

"Fred is a good man and is obviously going through some difficult times," Wright said. "There is nothing more productive that I can say at this time."

Kournikova perfect for the job

Anna Kournikova, according to x17online, will be one of three judges on the "The Biggest Loser" next season?

How sweet is that?

Kournikova, after all, epitomizes the name of the show having never won a WTA singles title.

- Tom Mahon

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