Good stuff from Howard Megdal…and if you read teh entire piece a good analysis of the roster heading forward.
The Mets can clear $16 million from next year’s payroll by picking up Wright’s option, then trading Wright this winter (or, I suppose, by simply not picking up the option, though that would make no sense). They can clear $5 million by doing the same thing with Dickey.
Of course, those savings would presumably be offset by the cost of losing the team’s best and most popular players, in terms of the toll it would take on attendance and marketing.
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