*but I can't remember the last time the Mets built the farm system up and also had payroll flexibility*
Do you really believe they have payroll flexibility simply becasue Fred said so? Everything out of the man's mouth is a lie.
*very optimistic about the Mets future*
Good for you. But sooner or later they have to put up or shut up and stop promising a future.
" THAT turned out to be a lie from the beginning.'
Who's lie was it?
"payroll flexibility" Within that statement does it say how much money was available? Because to my knowledge the team didn't capitalize on saving every dollar cut from the payroll. They did spend some money on a few players especially in the bull pen if I remember correctly.
So if he didn't say how much flexibility is that a lie? He may have had only that amount of flexibility. After all the owners are the ones who limit payroll not the GM as far as I know. SA can't spend more than what he is given for the season because he doesn't write the checks.
"I heard the words "payroll flexibility" come out of Alderson's mouth last year. Said it on camera, even. THAT turned out to be a lie from the beginning"
Doesn't flexibility mean it can go a number of ways?
"Who's on first."
I don't know ...