According to Dan Martin of the New York Post, The Mets have laid off 15 of about 180 non-player team employees.
Martin also said that the Mets released this following statement:
“Several weeks ago, we made workforce reductions in both the baseball and business operations departments, which amounted to less than 10 percent of our full-time staff.”
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This news really is just really not good… The fact that the New York Mets, who will pay $100-110 million in player salaries in 2012, have to cut 15 employees is absolutely ridiculous.
I have absolutely NO idea how much the average team employee makes. But, for the sake of this argument, let’s say it’s between $50 thousand and $100 thousand. Is the team SO broke that they have to cut somewhere between $1-2 million (factoring in employee benefits)?
I really don’t think so, especially with the good news that’s been coming out of the Wilpon-Picard case recently.
There has always been something weird about the way the Wilpons go about doing business, and this is just a continuation of that.
Imagine what the 2013 team payroll is going to be? I don’t even want to think about it.