Showing posts with label Mets being Frugal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mets being Frugal. Show all posts

Friday, January 21, 2011

Mets being frugal or being smart?



The Mets have been rather frugal this off-season as Adam Rubin of  ESPN NY describes it .

The free agent contracts of D.J. Carrasco, Chris Capuano, Ronny Paulino, Taylor Buchholz, Chris Young, and Scott Hairston have a combined guaranteed value of $8.1 million.

This will be the lowest potential payout that the Mets have put forth to free agents in an offseason since committing to only $8.6 million in potential payouts in the 1997-98 offseason.

Since that one, the Mets have made at least one big free agent signing every off-season. From the 1998-99 off-season to the 2009-10 off-season, they signed players to contracts guaranteeing them nearly $800 million, whether it be from the Mets or another team to which they were later dealt (in some cases, for another big contract).

This year will end a streak of 12 straight off-seasons in which the Mets signed at least one free agent to a contract with a total value of at least $10 million.

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