Showing posts with label 2011 Payroll. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2011 Payroll. Show all posts

Monday, June 27, 2011

Dodgers File for Bankruptcy

News from the west coast, Frank McCourt's Dodgers have filed for bankruptcy. The filing puts a halt on all legal action concerning the Dodgers. McCourt will argue that this will prevent a takeover from Major League baseball, though the court may decide differently. The court may in fact order the sale of the team. Perhaps auctioning it off similarly to the Texas Rangers sale.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

ESPN: Jeff Wilpon, "payroll is up in the $145 Million or better range"

According to Adam Rubin of  ESPN NY, Mets pitchers R.A. Dickey, Mike Pelfrey, Bobby Parnell and Dillon Gee were in firefighting training at the FDNY center on Randall's Island, chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon noted that the Mets will spend roughly $145 million on 2011 payroll in spite of the conservative winter.

"I don't think they realize the payroll is up in the $145 [million] or better range," Wilpon said about casual observers. "I don't think people realize that. Unfortunately, we were somewhat hamstrung by what had happened before. Sandy [Alderson]'s plan was to go and deal with it this year and make sure we have tremendous flexibility next year."

Wilpon also applauded the front office's performance this off-season.

"I think Sandy and his staff have put together the best team we can to get on the field, and now it's time to get out there and prove that we're better than people think," Wilpon said.
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