I received a question from Elliot Lowenstein that asks:
Why do you keep mentioning that the Mets have $25 million to spend this offseason. I’ve not seen that mentioned anywhere else and instead I only ready that the Sandy Alderson has little if anything to spend just like in his first two offseasons. I would appreciate a reply. Thanks.
Thanks for the question, and apologies for the delay in responding. Lets break it down by comparing last year’s payroll figure as compared to where it stands right now. Remember that things could still happen between now and opening day, but for now we can determine and calculate a realistic dollar amount as to what we can or cannot spend.
In 2012, Mets payroll came in at about $95 million dollars.
Projected Mets 2013 Opening Day Roster
John Buck – $6 million
Anthony Recker – $500,000
Ike Davis – $2.5 million (arb)
Daniel Murphy – $2.5 million (arb)
Ruben Tejada – $500,000
David Wright – $8 million (Deferred $3MM to aid team this o...