Mets payroll has not been relevant to Sandy Alderson

Sandy Alderson doesn’t consider the Mets payroll relevant in the context of improving the club, says Mike Puma of the New York Post.

“[Payroll] is not relevant to me,” Alderson said, according to Puma. “The last four years is a story about putting the franchise back into a competitive situation on the field with good players, and I think we’re on the cusp of doing that.”

Alderson noted winning is not always about spending money, and once again reminded reporters the payroll is up 20 percent from 2014.


According to Cot’s Contracts, the Mets opening day roster in 2014 earned about $84 million – their 40-man roster by year’s end earned about $98 million.

The Mets opening day payroll in 2015 is about $98 million, according to payroll information acquired from Cot’s Contracts, reports on earnings from arbitration, and projected earnings for players earning the league minimum in 2015.


To see the Mets payroll obligations through 2021, click here. To read more about Alderson’s comments, check out the New York Post.

6 thoughts on “Mets payroll has not been relevant to Sandy Alderson

  1. Yeah, payroll is up, but not as much as the rest of the league. Revenues for the league have jumped. The Mets are now in the bottom 1/3 in payroll, which is absolutely ridiculous for a NY team.

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  2. I’m absolutely sick and tired of hearing about payroll.
    Going into this season, I would not have upgraded at C, 1B, 2B, 3B, 2 of the 3 outfield spots, the starting rotation, and the majority of the bullpen.
    I also would not have signed ANY free agent shortstop. I also would only trade for Tulowitski or Desmond, which is easier said than done. I do not believe anyone else is a significant enough upgrade considering the cost.
    Signing a left handed free agent reliever would have added a few million, if that, to the total payroll.
    So, even if the Mets did sign, for example, Phil Coke, they would STILL have a payroll right around where it is now, because the majority of their starters (who, AGAIN, we would not upgrade from) are YOUNG PLAYERS MAKING VERY LITTLE MONEY.
    THIS IS WHAT A REBUILD IS.
    When the Mets DON’T give their young players the raises they deserve and they let them go WITHOUT a comparably talented, or more talented replacement ready to take that spot, THEN, and ONLY THEN, can we talk about payroll.
    Just enough already.

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  3. Oh look, a picture of the inside of David Wright’s hat! News about the actual Mets business and lack of good practice? Don’t write! Don’t broadcast! Can’t read!

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