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    • Why would the Yankees give Andy 12 million
  • 12/4/12
  • johnyringo
The Mets are close to being "competitive"
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  • 12/4/12
  • metsheart
Mets MIGHT compete in 2013. IF -- and that's BIG "if" -- everyone stays healthy & Alderson brings in some new players for OF, C & BP. Yankees will very likely be in playoffs again.

BIG difference there.
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  • 12/4/12
  • MetObserver
The New Luxury Tax will be far more punitive than the current one.
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  • 12/4/12
  • benreeper2
Yes attendance is down because it costs 4 times as much to go to the games. Where's revenue at by the way? That's the telling figure of Yankee financial health.
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  • 12/4/12
  • gomets66

. Where's revenue at by the way? That's the telling figure of Yankee financial health. >>>>

about 50% more then the 2nd highest revenue team.

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  • 12/4/12
  • gomets66

because you spend more means you have more money?>>>

the yankee revenues are much, much higher than #2 team.

2011 revenues
1. yankees 439 mil
2. red sox 310 mil
3. cubs 266 mil

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  • 12/4/12
  • 3 sheets

Yeah but they spend about 410 mil on baseball operations and about the average 45 or so % on payroll.

But, the question is why did they give Andy Pettitte 12 million dollars when he's worth 6 million?

He's past his prime, injury prone, disloyal, and no one else is knocking on his door to pay him that ridiculous sum. I am still going with the conspiracy theory mentioned by the first responder to this thread.

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  • 12/4/12
  • spydermet

"If Mets were already competitive you'd be 100% right.

But they're not even close."

This may be the best way to become competitive.

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  • 12/4/12
  • spydermet
Your statements here seem to be saying that you like being a fan of a losing team. Several on here claim that we are not competitive as some type of badge of honor. I am for doing the things that will make us competitive.
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  • 12/5/12
  • robedits
YEs,that's the main reason. As you said,the Yanks can AFFORD to overpay for ANYone.
BUt more than anything else,major league baseball has gone so far over the top with salaries nowadays there seems to be no ceiling anymore. $40 million for Pagan sums that up.
$12 mill for Petitte...really? Even MORe insane. He's old in baseball terms,injured most of the year. He's STILl obviously effective,but $12 million worth of effective? I guess only if a team can afford to dish out that much dough for a "what if". Amazing.
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  • 12/5/12
  • metsheart
Signing part-time players like Hairston is gonna get the Mets competitive??? For over what he'd be worth to an ALREADY competitive team?????
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  • 12/5/12
  • metsheart
OF COURSE I'm for doing things to make the Mets competitive! But signing bench players for millions more than they're worth to the current Mets ain't gonna do it!!!

1st order of business to get the Mets competitive is UPGRADE the BP & everyday position players!! Bench/ part-time players NOT what's gonna make any team GET competitive!!! Those type players are what you add AFTER you address main needs. Not BEFORE!!!

Otherwise you wind up with a very good bench but mediocre to lousy starting lineup. Going nowhere fast.
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