Now that the R.A. Dickey and David Wright questions have been answered, the Mets can move on to other business. But before we can get into specifics, let’s go back and look at one of the most fundamental questions there is as far as team building: What’s the available payroll for 2013?
After last year, when fans were lied to repeatedly over what the actual payroll was going to be, we know better than to trust any numbers thrown out now by management. Unfortunately, we now have to take that mistrust to another level.
Accounting-type tricks that were once used to hide revenue are now being used to distort payroll. The most obvious of these are 2014 options being accounted for in 2013 payroll. Here is a Google document from the good folks over at Real Dirty Mets Blog. Go visit their site to see this in a much more user-friendly format
2013 Projected Mets Roster & Team Payroll RealDirtyMets.com
2012 Salary Projection