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    • Where does the back pocket "flexibility" money go
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  • 12/10/12
  • thebobymon
when the Mets are 20 games back in 4th place at the break?
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  • 86mex17
sterling equities realestate div. ha
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  • thebobymon
Indeed.
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  • melloca
In Jeff Wilpon's back pocket
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  • CoBrA
they will invest it by bringing back richard hildago. They are getting the band back together
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  • ba1952
to saul/jeffy/fred vacation funds lol.
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  • 12/10/12
  • wrghtknght

It's becoming very clear that the Wilpons literally cannot afford to make the Mets a better team, David Wright deal be <damned (just makes the current payroll more like the last one), so they will penny-pinch every step of the way.

And to think some people here think that just the Wright deal was proof that the Wilpons had "seen the light" and were now willing to spend money....

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  • 12/10/12
  • JamesHetfi3ld

You know that he's actually making LESS this year then he was last year, right?

His contract is back-heavy. Remind you an ownership that signed a lot of contracts last season? It should.

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  • 12/10/12
  • gomets66

They back loaded Wright's contract, until Johan's money comes off the books>>>>

santana will be on the books from 2015 to 2021 for 5.4 million a season from his deferred salary.

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  • 12/10/12
  • DFAB
well....where did it go last year? The "in season" spending was never going to be spent since they were convinced that the Mets were going to be out of it and therefore could sell that as a reason why the didn't spend....but then the Mets actually WERE competitive, but fell apart just in time for them to say "there's no point, we're out of it."
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  • wrghtknght
Yeah, it does. It reminds me of the MARLINS, and that makes it WORSE.
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  • 12/10/12
  • wrghtknght

FINALLY, someone sees it. <Hell, they made the slide themselves by releasing specific information. As in, the "scouts" that went throughout the league to look for players, only to say that every one of them was "too pricey". The Wilpons are using propaganda tactics to get the results they need. They were probably not just convinced they weren't going to be in the hunt, they were probably BANKING on it. They literally cannot afford to field a competent, winning team, and them doing well in their condition would have put enough pressure on them to actually spend, and they couldn't have that.

I think Howard Johnson said it best on Twitter a few months ago: the "illusion of improvement".

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  • gomets66
when is the last time mets actually increased payroll at the trade deadline? maybe 2004. even though every year they say they have the funds to add midseason and improve team.
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