Showing posts with label Reducing Payroll 2012. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Reducing Payroll 2012. Show all posts

Monday, December 05, 2011

Sandy Alderson on Payroll, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Johan Santana, Daniel Murphy

Mets General Manager had time to talk to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY.  Here are some excerpts from his interview with Sandy that was posted on ESPN Mets Blog.. 

Sandy Alderson said Monday that the Mets' payroll will be right around $100 million for 2012. He said the Mets have about $20 million to $25 million to spend, but that figure includes arbitration-eligible Mike Pelfrey and Angel Pagan's salaries. Those two should get a combined $10 million, so the Mets really have about $10 million to $15 million to spend on outside acquisitions.

He added about declining payroll: "We'd like to be moving up in the same fashion (as the Marlins), but you know what, at some point we will be. Oh yeah. Absolutely. But, as I said last night, I don't believe the Jose Reyes situation or the reduction in our payroll has anything to do with these external issues like (Bernard) Madoff. I really think it has to do with the fundamentals of the franchise and what it means to be making money, breaking even, losing a little or losing a terrific amount. We need to get back to the point where it's closer to break even.

On remedy with low payroll: "One of things that can often happen -- it doesn't always happen, but it happens from time to time -- and that is you outperform your payroll. And you can see some of the teams in the $50 or $60 (million) range. The Padres a couple of years ago, after I left, they won 90 games. They were right there at the end. The Giants ended up winning the last day. They win the World Series. They outperformed their payroll. And what that does, it almost always generates new revenue. So our job is to outperform our payroll. But, hey, we've got $100 million.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Mets Owners will go the cheap in 2012 ?

The NY Post is reporting that regardless of who the Wilpons bring in to financially help them between now and the offseason, the Mets’ payroll is going down.

Mets officials continue to say there are not even firm ticket prices for next year and, thus, no set projections to establish a payroll.

But general manager Sandy Alderson recently established parameters when he insisted the team could be competitive in the $100 million-$110 million range, which simply reiterates one of the reasons he was hired in the first place: the belief he could do more with less (certainly with less than Omar Minaya was allowed to spend).

Of course, that fits right into what ownership needs and wants in this period, which is to shrink a $140 million payroll to something that permits the Wilpons to stop seeping money.

That one serious discussion being had at the upper reaches of the franchise is whether it would be wise to cut back greatly next year and make 2012 a rebuilding season in which club officials do not go through the annual game of trying to convince fans, if everything breaks right, they can be a playoff team.

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