Let's forget about the next few years. It's too hard to forsee that far ahead. With Santana and most of Bay's money off the books, however, they could be players for the right free agents if they chose to go in that direction.
Originally Posted by wdwyer
This year, though, assuming they originally had about $5 million to spend, by deferring $15 million of Bay's salary into 2014 & 2015, they could have a spending budget of about $20 million for free agents and trade acquisitions. Under those conditions, they will not and should not be top spenders or go for large contracts. They need to fill too many holes.
They could still target several reasonably priced, quality ball players. Think resigning Hairston to a multi year deal, signing Melky Cabrera, or Juan Pierre, or trading for Josh Willingham or Shin-Soo Choo. There are a few relievers out there who could sign reasonable contracts too.
I can't wait to see what direction Alderson takes this team in the next few months.
Former B'klyn Dodger fan. Mets Maniac since 1962.