I don’t want to hear EXCUSES. This whole section is “we are cheap.” Spend the money. $5 million to Uncle Steve is like a dollar to you and I. Can you imagine the amount of $ Steve made on the stock market just yesterday? The DOW was up .83% That’s a lot. Even I made good money yesterday.
The Post is helping the Mets already lay the “we can’t afford everyone” narrative. The thing is you CAN afford everyone. You can afford Springer and Conforto. You just choose not to, and the fans need to understand that.
If Springer were signed would that preclude them from also retaining Michael Conforto? This falls into the realm of how much even Cohen is willing to spend. Conforto will be a free agent after the 2021 season, just like Lindor. In an ideal outcome, the Mets would retain both.
But if they do, they also have Robinson Cano’s $20 million annually returning to the bottom line for 2022-23. Additionally, they either have to retain or replace, likely, two starters because Steven Matz, Marcus Stroman and Noah Syndergaard all are entering their walk years. Cohen has said the Mets will spend like a big-market team, but “not like drunken sailors.” The Mets were wondering, if they have all of that on the payroll, would it be wise to have two outfielders making as much long term as it would have necessitated for Conforto and Springer? (via NY Post)
What I am getting here is that the Mets wouldn’t mind winning the World Series but if they don’t, that’s fine, because there are budgets and stuff.
I want ALL the free agents, except Trevor Bauer. He will make a fine fine Yankee.