Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/1/11
I came across a short, but interesting piece from Chris McShane of Amazin’ Avenue that talked about the future payroll of the Mets if Jose Reyes resigned with the team. Credit: Baseball Prospectus and Amazin' Avenue During Thursday’s media event at Citi Field, GM Sandy Alderson said that resigning Reyes “can happen” within the $100-110 million dollar projected payroll. However, signing Jose Reyes to an extension comes with a problem he warned, that would affect the teams payroll flexibility for the next couple of years. I know Alderson has a very tough decision to make, but as a fan, would you rather live with losing Jose to another team like the Phillies, or would you want to have him back, but lose a lot of payroll and the flexibility that comes with it?  If I had to make that choice, it would be easy.  I would rather keep Jose, and lose a bit of payroll flexibility.  Here’s why. This season just two of the eight playoff teams spent more than $110 million on payroll (Yankees and Phillies),
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