After two straight late season collapses, followed by seasons of poor performance, attendance steadily dropped and, having spent big to address those problems (unsuccessfully, I might add) their payroll grew to where it outstripped a shrinking revenue. Hence the need to keep the bottom line low in order to keep the team. But that shouldn't be a permanent condition.
Originally Posted by fanofclendennon
We'll have to wait and see if they can't afford to extend Wright and Dickey. But regardless of whether they do or don't, they have a plan to get to the point where they can once again be in the market for the top free agents. By drafting smart and attempting to acquire young players in trade, they can build a winning team again. They should be much more competitive in 2014. With winning, attendance should grow and revenue sgould outstrip payroll, giving them the means to afford big ticket players once again.
Now, McFly will tell you that they didn't spend on big ticket players (despite the examples of Pedro, Beltran, Delgado, Wagner, Santana, K-Rod, Putz, Bay . . . all brought in to address specific needs with the object of returning the team to its winning ways) and then he'll tell you that they didn't spend on those players in order to win . .they just wanted to milk the money that they thought a winning team would generate for them. What a load of K-Rapp.
Former B'klyn Dodger fan. Mets Maniac since 1962.