Did you hear about the team in New York that won’t spend any money despite being in the nation’s number one market? Boy are their fans ticked off about it, too. It wasn’t too long ago that they were a financial powerhouse and now they are afraid to go into the free agent market for long-term contracts. There’s talk they will be lucky to finish above fourth place in their division, too.
This is (somewhat) old news for Mets fans but it’s entirely new territory for Yankees fans. Yes, the above paragraph was written about the Yankees. While Mets fans ***** and moan about the club’s lack of moves in the offseason, let’s take a minute to look at that team from the Bronx. Did you know that the Mets have committed to pay more money this offseason than the Yankees? Let’s compare the two squads.
Mets – Signed David Wright to a $138 million contract and picked up John Buck’s $6 million tab.
Yankees – Re-signed Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Hiroki Kuroda and Ichiro Suzuki and picke...