Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/12/13
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson arrived in Orlando for the GM Meetings tonight and got things started with his usual deadpan humor. “Well, I was upstairs stacking our money. Don’t get too excited. They were all fives.” When asked how high the stack of five dollar bills go, he responded: ”Not as high as some people expect.” Responding to a direct question, Alderson said he is unlikely to sign any player to a $100 million contract this winter although he intends to be aggressive. ESPN’s Adam Rubin expanded on this and writes: The GM said it is simply not practical for a team to have two players with $100 million-plus contracts, although that assertion is debatable given the Mets do play in New York. Regardless, Alderson said, the Mets’ big-ticket contract is David Wright (eight years, $138 million). And that’s it. So essentially this is not just about whether any player in the current market is worth $100 million as much as it is a philosophical and organizational view that the Me...
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