Tag: payroll

Good or Bad, This Season Is All On Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on April 8, 2014 0 Comments
Good or Bad, This Season Is All On Sandy Alderson

As the Mets head into their second week of the season, ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin believes that the New York media will start to ramp up their focus on Mets GM Sandy Alderson. “Sandy spotlight intensifying. Say what you want about Terry Collins, but educated fans know where the fault will lie if the […]

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Follow The Money… Or Lack Of It…

An article by posted on March 28, 2014 0 Comments
Follow The Money… Or Lack Of It…

The last 48 hours have been brimming with reports from various media outlets on the state of the Mets – not on the field – but fiscally. The Mets want to convey a sense that they are now financially fit. However, the folks who are considered experts on the matter of team valuation, those who […]

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Forbes: Mets Franchise Value Continues To Decline

An article by posted on March 26, 2014 0 Comments
Forbes: Mets Franchise Value Continues To Decline

Forbes has released their list of franchise values of each Major League Baseball team. The Mets ranked ninth with a value of $800 million, just behind the St. Louis Cardinals ($820 million). The Yankees top the chart, coming in at $2.5 billion. This is the 17th year that Forbes has released this list, and the Yankees have […]

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With the Finances and Everything…

An article by posted on March 12, 2014 0 Comments
With the Finances and Everything…

Here’s something I found in an article by Dan Martin of the New York Post.  almost passed on it because it’s not exactly news, but then thought otherwise. It was something Noah Syndergaard said when asked about his chances of making the Mets Opening Day roster. It wasn’t so much what he said, but how he […]

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MLBPA Union Chief Tony Clark is Watching Mets Payroll

An article by posted on March 4, 2014 0 Comments
MLBPA Union Chief Tony Clark is Watching Mets Payroll

March 4 MLBPA union chief Tony Clark said the player’s union is aware of the decrease in spending by the Mets and they are watching closely, according to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “Let me offer you this: If there are concerns, what often ends up happening is we have an […]

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I’m Ready To Be Excited About Mets Baseball

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
I’m Ready To Be Excited About Mets Baseball

I’ve been involved in my fair share of heated baseball discussions in the past. Whether it be here at MMO, in my private life or on Twitter with some of my favorite Mets critics (like Mr. Megdal). Over time, I’ve started to take a step back and just observe MMO from a far. Yes, I’m […]

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Alderson Denies the Mets Were Under Any Payroll Constraints

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Denies the Mets Were Under Any Payroll Constraints

Sandy Alderson denied an earlier report by the New York Post that the Mets had payroll restrictions imposed on the team by the Bank of America, he told reporters today in St. Lucie today. “If you’re referring to banks or owners or other interested parties, I think the answer clearly is no. There are no constraints on […]

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The Mets Are Selling, But Are You Buying?

An article by posted on February 8, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets Are Selling, But Are You Buying?

Mets GM Sandy Alderson addressed a group of season ticket holders and laid down the familiar gauntlet that if the fans flock to Citi Field, the team would spend more. Really? This is nothing new. This front office has often cited attendance as the harbinger to more spending, but I wonder if they understand that it’s […]

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Lies, Lies and More Damned Lies

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Lies, Lies and More Damned Lies

1. It’s All In The Rearview Mirror “It’s all in the rearview mirror,” Wilpon said about past financial woes last year as the 2013 spring training started, “The family is in great shape. The family really is in great shape. There’s no one in my family — there’s the Katz family, the Wilpon family, kids […]

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The Nickel and Dime Image of the Mets

An article by posted on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
The Nickel and Dime Image of the Mets

In an article that was very critical of the Mets, Barry Federovitch fired several shots across the bow of the franchise with his point being that the Mets continue to come up short on and off the field. The nickel-and-dime image of the Mets hasn’t completely gone away, and with the Yankees spending as much as […]

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