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SBD/December 11, 2013/Franchises
Mets Unlikely To Make Another Splash In Free Agency After Granderson Signing
Published December 11, 2013
SHOW ME THE MONEY: In N.Y., Joel Sherman notes the Mets "say they are not done," but are "hinting at being done on relevant moves." If the Granderson signing "really is it ... then this will be a breach with the fan base." The Mets' "promise was stick with us, we have a big vision: Restock the farm, regain financial equilibrium and then step on the gas pedal to relevance and contention." Sherman: "Heading toward another $85 million-ish payroll is -- quite frankly -- not honoring the commitment" (N.Y. POST, 12/11). In New Jersey, Bob Klapisch writes it is "inconceivable" that a major-market team, with a relatively new stadium and its own RSN estimated to be worth $2B billion "could only pay its players" $85M. It is "not just inconceivable, it’s unacceptable." Alderson once again "is being forced to build the Mets on the cheap" (Bergen RECORD, 12/11).