When the Mets shipped second baseman Neil Walker off to the Milwaukee Brewers, the team saved $3 million.
New York will pay the Brewers $1,699,454 on Sept. 30, according to the Associated Press. Walker had $4,699,454 left of his $17.2 million salary at the time of the trade.
It has been a disappointing year for the Mets, who currently sit at 53-63 and are way out of contention.
The Mets were able to cut $2,614,754 in payroll with the Duda trade and $2,262,568 in the Reed deal when the other clubs took on the salaries.
Jay Bruce, who was traded to the Indians last week, saved the team $3,765,027 when Cleveland took on the remainder of his contract.
In the mix of all this, the Mets added $2.3 million when they traded for AJ Ramos, leaving the Mets with over $9 million in savings.
New York started the season with a $156.8 million payroll for its 40-man roster, but that number will decrease tremendously going into the offseason.
With all their savings and money coming off the books and with many holes needing to be filled, the Mets need to pour that money back into their roster to compete next season.