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Friday, July 24, 2015

A moment of hard truth about the Mets’ owners | Capital New York

Accordingly, when someone like Ben Zobrist, a utility player long coveted by the front office, becomes available, Alderson faces this: WFAN’s Ed Coleman reported that the Mets don’t want to pay the remaining balance on Zobrist’s 2015 salary, between $2-3 million.

That’s outrageous. That amount is a small fraction of the found money the team has recovered from the insurance policy on David Wright’s contract—75 percent of his $20 million contract after the first 60 days missed. It’s an even tinier fraction of the enormous debt load the Mets’ owners finance against the team, SNY and twice-annual debt balloon payments on Citi Field every single year.

And ironically, the fans and media have been so conditioned to malpractice, to a team in need of so much doing so little, that even a trade to add some small portion of their already-recouped money from David Wright’s extended absence will be treated like a major victory, adding a few million dollars in payroll to the bottom third salary bill in the largest market will be written about in some quarters as a virtual Steinbrennerian feat.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 24, 2015 at 06:38 AM | 44 comment(s)
  Beats: fred wilpon, mets

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Pedro Martinez Tells His Story - NYTimes.com

A few tidbits, including more stuff from Pedro’s new book.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 03, 2015 at 08:37 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: fred wilpon, josh hamilton, mets, pedro martinez, rays, red sox

 

 

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