Joe Benigno brought this up on his show the other day. Do you ever feel there's guys ownership doesn't like for reasons not related to baseball that impacts their decisions. Examples: Murphy and Turner
The only thing I heard that is closely relative to that was the rumblings of the higher ups not being happy about Turner getting extensive playing time as he was only a subpar utility player at the time.
With the news about Bruce getting traded for basically a made up guy I nearly lost it. I would have rather kept him and offered him a QO. This was a pure money dump by the Wilpons and it is infuriating at the least. How are we replacing that production?
This year our payroll was $161 million and about $150 million on paper due to Wright only receiving $5 million of his $20 million per a year which the rest kicks back to the Wilpons.
From what I am hearing; the Mets will be slashing the payroll down to $125-130 million and that's with $71 million on the books already without Arbitration accounted for and 5 player's on the active roster:
Largeras (6.5 million)
Wright (20 million)
Blevins (7 million club option)
Cabrera (8.5 million club option)
These are the player's I feel will be on the 25 man roster in 2018 barring injury.
Degrom - Arbitration 2 - 4 million 2017
Harvey - Abitration 3 - 5.1 million in 2017
Wheeler - Abitration 2 - 800,000 in 2017
Thor - Arbitration 1 - 605,000 in 2017
Matz - Team Control - 562,000 in 2017
A.J. Ramos - Arbitration 3 - 6.5million in 2017
Familia - Arbitration 3 - 7.4 million in 2017
Lugo - Team Control - 543,000 in 2017
Gsellman - Team Control - 541,000 in 2017
- We still need 2 more bullpen arms. I do not believe Salas, Smoker, Sewald, or Robles will be on the opening 25 man roster. It's known that Sandy will not spend money on bullpen arms.The 5 relief pitchers we picked up in trades he is hoping 2 of them are able to make it. So more of throwing poop at the wall and hoping it sticks.