Rest In Peace James Gandolfini
Someone please explain how Sandy presumably talked the Wilpons into this.
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Now I am not saying this is the EXACT way it came about or the EXACT terms of the deal they made but it is a very probable scenario which allows Bay to seek other options during the off season and frees up at least another 10million(and possibly as much as 16million) for immediate use.
It made sense for the front office and it made sense to Bay both of who won't have to wait for spring training to get resolution to the situation.
This is IMHO how it all came about.
I don't believe a significant portion was defered, according to reports, and Sandy believes he has a little more flexibilty, not a lot.
I think until the actual facts of the buyout leak(which they will eventually) it's all just moot talking points for us.
The Sandy Plan
Fail...Make excuses...Make excuses for doing nothing again...Do nothing again...Fail...Make excuses...Make excuses for doing nothing again...Do nothing again...Fail...Make excuses...Make excuses for doing nothing again...Do nothing again...Fail....
Mets off-season needs:
OF 1 - .200 hitter
OF 2 - Granderson B
ďNinety percent Iíll spend on good times, women, and Irish whiskey. The other ten percent Iíll probably waste.Ē
- Tug McGraw, on his plans for his $75,000 salary