MLBPA's Weiner Begins Spring Training Tour By Cautioning Media
Published February 22, 2013
When visiting Mets camp, Weiner "challenged the team to increase payroll." Weiner: "A New York franchise in the National League is one of the flagship franchises in baseball. ... I trust that the Wilpons and Sandy Alderson, John Ricco, all those people will end up putting together a competitive team shortly." The team's '13 payroll will be about $95M, and Mets officials "insist they are prepared to raise it in the near future" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 2/22).