Tag: payroll

The Not So Fine Line Between Spending and Winning

An article by posted on February 21, 2015 0 Comments
The Not So Fine Line Between Spending and Winning

The New York Mets have spent $900 million on player salaries since their last playoff appearance, writes Cork Gaines of Business Insider. Only the Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners have spent more. The following chart shows the 20 teams that did not make the playoffs last season and how much they have spent on […]

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New Commish Says Wilpons Will Raise Payroll When They Deem It Worthwhile

An article by posted on February 10, 2015 0 Comments
New Commish Says Wilpons Will Raise Payroll When They Deem It Worthwhile

According to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, New MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said he has no doubt that Mets ownership has the capacity to boost its payroll if it deems it worthwhile. “For a whole host of reasons, it’s really not my position to predict when I think they need to […]

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Will Mets Keep It Together When The Bill Comes Due?

An article by posted on February 5, 2015 0 Comments
Will Mets Keep It Together When The Bill Comes Due?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post is anxious to see how the Mets will keep this young core of talent, that they’ve asked fans to wait five years for, intact once they start getting expensive. “Matt Harvey will see his salary begin a significant climb next offseason when he is first-time arbitration eligible. Zack […]

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Alderson Ranked 12th Best GM Ever

An article by posted on January 30, 2015 0 Comments
Alderson Ranked 12th Best GM Ever

According to Mark L. Armour and Daniel R. Levitt, authors of the new book Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball, Sandy Alderson is the 12th-best General Manager in baseball history. “He was the first modern GM to actively introduce analytics, though rudimentary by current standards, into a team’s decision making, and he […]

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New Commish Dodges Question About Wilpons and Mets Payroll

An article by posted on January 28, 2015 0 Comments
New Commish Dodges Question About Wilpons and Mets Payroll

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports conducted a comprehensive interview with new MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred spanning a variety of topics and sensitive issues including a question about Mets owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon. Rosenthal: Another issue — and I know this one is sensitive. The Mets play in one of the biggest markets in the […]

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Featured Post: Promises, Promises

An article by posted on January 24, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Promises, Promises

On Wednesday, executive vice president Lou DePaoli told Newsday that Mets ticket sales are up 19.26 percent over last year. Considering the team hasn’t produced a winning season since 2008 and failed to add any high-priced box-office draw, Howard Megdal of Capital New York finds it astonishing that ticket sales would surge that significantly especially […]

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Rosenthal Suggests MLB Get Involved If Wilpons Continue To Keep Mets Financially Handcuffed

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Rosenthal Suggests MLB Get Involved If Wilpons Continue To Keep Mets Financially Handcuffed

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is joining the bandwagon for the Mets to go all out for shortstop Ian Desmond of the Nationals. Rosenthal suggests trading Daniel Murphy and a top prospect, something akin to what many of our own readers have posted in our threads quite often. But which prospect? Noah Syndergaard? Steven Matz? […]

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Mets Payroll For 2015 Looks To Be $91 Million

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Payroll For 2015 Looks To Be $91 Million

I was asked to calculate the Mets current payroll after some questions arose from the $85 million that was cited in yesterday’s article from The Guardian. Based on my calculations I come up with $91 million not counting Gee. Here’s the math: Guaranteed Contracts ($67.65M) David Wright $20.0M Curtis Granderson $16.0M Bartolo Colon $11.0M Michael […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Why This Offseason Has Been Incredibly Disappointing

An article by posted on December 22, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Why This Offseason Has Been Incredibly Disappointing

An MMO Fan Shot by Harry S. Let me state that I have been a Mets fan for over 50 years. I remember going to my first game in 1964, and I still remember my teacher in elementary school allowing us to keep a radio on for the clinching game of the 1969 World Series […]

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Latest On Dillon Gee: Rockies Are Definitely Interested

An article by posted on December 10, 2014 0 Comments
Latest On Dillon Gee: Rockies Are Definitely Interested

Adam Rubin reports that the Colorado Rockies “definitely have interest” in acquiring Dillon Gee, according to what source told him. Rubin adds that the Mets are intrigued by lefty reliever Rex Brothers, a team insider said. Brothers, 27, went 4-6 with a 5.59 ERA in 74 relief appearances for Colorado last season. Lefty batters actually […]

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