Certainly you have to spend according to your means. And as we saw throughout the Wilpons leadership, spending was never a means to winning.
Originally Posted by dunbummin
I honestly do not believe the Wilpons will ever have the means to spend as a big market team should spend.
Maybe I erred when I said the objective was to keep the bottom line low. The objective might just to be avoid losing the team due to financial ruin. And to do that, they have to operate the team on as little as payroll as possible.
See, if they can't afford to extend Wright and Dickey now, what makes you think they'll ever be able to afford a big ticket player?
On the other hand, if they can keep dealing players as they become more expensive in exchange for younger ones, they can keep payroll down and keep running the team.
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