Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/15/12
Sandy Alderson told Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal that he has not yet spoken with ownership regarding what the Mets’ 2013 payroll will be. When approached by reporters at Citi Field over the weekend, principal owner Fred Wilpon referred all questions to general manager Sandy Alderson. But in an interview Tuesday, Alderson said he isn’t sure how much money he’ll have to invest in talent this winter. “I haven’t had any conversations with ownership about it,” Alderson said. “I’m still focused on 2012, as is the rest of the front office. Over the next several weeks, that focus will shift, but it really hasn’t yet.” The Mets have lowered payroll to about $93 million this season, down from $143 million in 2011 when the Mets reportedly lost $70 million. When asked by Costa if the Mets were able to stop the bleeding, he responded, ”I don’t know the answer to that question.” With several areas that need to be addressed this offseason; including a third straight bullpen overhaul,
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