Posted by Mack Ade at 8:00 AM
Whether you like it or not, the Mets are committed to keeping the 2013 payroll at "around $100mil", though people on the inside will tell you that $100mil is the top end figure.
We've done the numbers here a few times.
We know that 2014 brings $58.5mil in long term contract cuts (Bay, Santana, Francisco) as well as $50mil in additional TV revenue.
We also know Zack Wheeler will join the rotation, Darin Gorski, Tylpe Pill, Logan Verrett, and Rafael Montero will all pitch another year, Wilmer Flores will play his last minor league season, and we should know whether Kirk Nieuwenhuis or Matt den Dekker can play big time centerfield ball.
Let's say you have around $5-6mil to spend between now and opening day.
Where do you spend it?