WTF Indeed: The Mets will still have a payroll of $84.5m. For comparison, that's the same payroll as the Cubs.
LemSkroob: LOL Marlins and Astros.Like with other sports, the MLB should also have a *minimum* required payroll. Need to shake out the owners who only own teams so they can use them for tax loopholes.
LemSkroob: LOL Marlins and Astros.
mrjared: Could have used at least one more big bat this offseason. Instead we reached on Chris Young, and some old farks in the bullpen. We'll see how that works out, but starting the season with Tejada at short, and no clear answer at first (Duda or Davis?) is not a good start.
The Bestest: that list doesn't scream "LOL Marlins/Astros" to me as much as it does "WTF Phillies?!"
red5ish: The Bestest: that list doesn't scream "LOL Marlins/Astros" to me as much as it does "WTF Phillies?!"That is what happens when you "maintain your core of veteran players" when you shouldn't.Phillies fans should be really, really, really grateful for the expanded wild card format.On the bright side, fans will get to see a lot of young players when the DL starts to fill up.
pearls before swine: Twins are outspending Mets by less than $2 million. Meanwhile, they're paying Joe Mauer $23 million, or a little over 30% of their total payroll. Without Mauer's contract, they would have the 3rd lowest payroll.
ClavellBCMI: Methinks the Tigers are over-paying the talent they have relative to the results they have been getting (not by a massive amount, but they should be getting better results for what they are paying out).
Curt Blizzah: The Mets will exceed expectations this year. Rather than spend money on long-term deals for expiring contracts, the team has made some great trades to acquire young talent. The pitching staff will be the envy of MLB in two years. Getting something in return for those passed over in position battles this Spring Training and having a good off-season in the free agent market next year will equip the team for a playoff run in 2015.
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