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....
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.
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.
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".