Bay is gone, that's good. But deferring his salary to future years (when we hope this will be a competitive team) doesn't make any sense.
Anyone else agree?
You think Freddy has 16 million in CASH?
Yes, I do.
Is this a real question? This was a baseball move to, I guess, lower payroll for this upcoming season.
Unless Alderson is trying to play with money to resign Wright, I don't understand the point.
If they spend whatever they save this year along with the nothing they had earmarked to spend outside of that...no it doesn't make sense.
Let's say the payroll is the same next year because they spend whatever they save from Bay and nothing else. The're not saving next year and that's not going to be enough to fill all of our holes anyway. I'd rather this deferred money not be part of the payroll in years going forward when we might actually have a shot to compete.
"If they spend whatever they save this year along with the nothing they had earmarked to spend outside of that...no it doesn't make sense."
But if they use that money they saved on Bay to add pieces and get at least a little excitement from the fan base they will have more to spend next year to make up for the deferred salary.
Plus they aren't paying interest on any of the money Bay will be getting so they do save some value that way since the money they pay him 4 years from now would not be worth as much as if it were paid to him today.
I'm not sure I understand the point.
His salary was already calculated into the payroll, so that's not the issue (at least this year). Now, if the team decided to pay everything in one lump sum to just put this entire saga to bed, I'd get that. What I don't understand is stretching out the financial burden to a season in which this team may be ready to make a run, thus limiting the team at that point financially.
On this we agree... But there is no big agent FA that this team will be pursuing, and I would assume any savings would go to trying to sign Wright or Dickey.
Not sure how much his 16 million (depending on how much they defer), can get the team. Guess we'll find out.
..Yes, I get that. I don't think you understand my point.
What is the point of freeing up cash NOW is what I'm asking. THIS season.
<<"Say average person wants to refurnish home. They got $10+K to pay all at once? Or put it on credit card & pay $2K/ yr for next 5 yrs (about $200/ mo. w/ interest)?
Do most people pay 100% cash for new car? Or take loan & pay over time?
Deferring Bay's $$$ make sense now?"
No!! It makes absolutely zero sense unless the Mets can compete for a championship this coming year. Otherwise, you pay the guy, let the youngsters play and begin a new chapter in 2014. Now, Bay's salary will be spead out for the next few years and prevent the Mets from spending 5 mil or so until 2018.