Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/6/12
With the Mets discussion now shifting away from the field of play and onto the field of pay, everybody has something to say or report on the matter. The questions are many: How much will Sandy Alderson have to spend? How big is the payroll budget for this offseason? Will the Mets have the resources to keep David Wright and R.A. Dickey beyond the 2013 season? How much money do the Mets already have obligated toward the 2013 payroll? All of these questions are the talk of the town today as everyone tries to wrap their arms around exactly what’s happening in Flushing. But as I have been saying all along since the Winter of 2010, Mets payroll will end up being between somewhere in the neighborhood of $75 and $90 million dollars when the big wind finally passes. When payroll was somewhere at around $145 million, people scoffed at the notion that it would actually fall below $100 million, but that’s exactly what happened – to the tune of $93 million. I speculate that it will still go lowe...
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