Does the $138 million dollar Wright contract change your opinion on the Mets financial situation? Is it a sign that things are better than what is being reported?
Ed Leyro – Things might be better, but until I see the Mets sign a big-time free agent instead of giving their money to players who were already here, I will have a modicum of doubt.
XtreemIcon - No, that remains unchanged. I think after the Mets got off light on the Madoff scandal, we’d see some improvement, but not much, and that’s what this is. Wright is still making per year roughly what he was, so the Mets are still unable to add significant payroll, but things aren’t so bad where they have to continue to purge the roster. I think they can add $5-$7 mil for Dickey, and maybe another $5-$7 for another outfielder, and that’s about it.
Nick - I do believe the Mets are starting to acquire more stability after the settlement and it shows by making a deal like this. While the Mets will not go all out any time soon and anyw...