Today we chastise Omar Minaya for the contract that he handed out to Oliver Perez. It hamstrung us for a couple of seasons, and he gave us virtually nothing in return for our investment. But there were some other contracts handed out that off-season that were not so great either.
Every year we go into the off-season as fans with a list of players we want the Mets to target. Up until very recently we had no issues spending money. The past few years have not been kind to us in the financial department thanks to Bernie Madoff, but hopefully that is changing.
Earlier this season the Mets were granted a gift of not having to pay back millions of dollars as a result of Madoff scandal. We are not out the woods yet, as we are still losing money, have an empty ballpark, and many holes to fill with limited funds. The point is that the days of being able to spend some money to fill of our needs may be returning soon, just probably not this off-season.
Derek is cheesing in this picture because...