No he said the payroll situation changes drastically. This is different and we know that because we can see what the met payroll actually is.
There is a difference in having money to spend and actually spending it.
So even if he doesn't spend he isn't lying.
I personally hate when the subject of money comes up.
As a fan it isn't my problem and I don't want to hear about it.
Make the team better.
If the Mets had money to fill the holes, why would you trade a guy who can pitch like an ace for at least a couple years?
That doesn't make any sense.
"If we are not in win-now mode, we should have traded old man Dickey."
That was the point. If we had $100 mil to spend, we would be in a "win-now mode".
Yeah but we still wouldn't be able to field a winning team in 2013. The free agent class wasn't all that good. Hamilton was the star of it but he'd be an awful fit in NY. I dont know of another FA catcher that would be as good as Travis.
Only dumb fans think spending an enormous amount of money in 1 offseason can fix all your problems. Look at the Red Sox.