The NY Post is reporting that the Mets have trimmed nearly 10 percent of non-player staff, including business, clubhouse and scouting personne.
The team has released the following statement:
“Several weeks ago, we made workforce reductions in both the baseball and business operations departments, which amounted to less than 10 percent of our full-time staff.”
The layoffs are another ominous sign for the Mets, who are seeking to cap their payroll at $100 million to $110 million. They’re now fighting to keep shortstop Jose Reyes on the team after he became a free agent yesterday.
A team source said the layoffs will have no effect on player payroll.