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.