Mostly Mets, pres. by Caesars AC: Winter Meetings! Rob’s in Orlando & Jared Diamond checks in

Toby Hyde and Robert Brender are all about the Winter Meetings. Rob is on site in Orlando, Wall Street Journal Mets beat writer Jared Diamond checks in, and all the topics are covered – Curtis Granderson, Ike Davis, trades, non-trades, signings, non-signings – and of course, the weekly dose of One Good Thing and One Bad Thing.

For the show rundown, click here...

  • Granderson
  • Hot Stove Happenings
  • Wall Street Journal Mets beat writer Jared Diamond joins in (13:40)
  • One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (27:15)
    • Good: Granderson Presser, Better Mets OF in 2014
    • Bad: Folks bad mouthing Sandy, Granderson contract


Payrolls well over 100 mil isn't an issue 4 years from now, its an issue for next year.  If they keep the players they have now (obviously lots of trade options open) they will be be in the range of 110 mil in 2015 just to keep the players they have.  Granderson and Niese will cost 5 mil more, the arb players will cost 10-15 mil more.  Maybe Puello can offset Chris Young, maybe Colon gets swapped at the deadline this year, maybe they will makes some cost shedding trades this week or over the year, but it sure looks like next year they will be at or near 100 mil.