Tuesday, October 11, 2005

We're Number One!

Well, it's nice to lead the league in something.

Jonah Freedman has calculated that our beloved New York Mets have spent more money since their last title (or since 1977, the year player salaries were first calculated) on player salaries than any other team in baseball.

Since Jesse Orosco struck out Marty Barrett, the Wilpons have spent one billion dollars to pay players to not win a title.

I thought that was just on Bobby Bonilla.

Of course, you can make statistics do many things, including tell you that spending one billion in 19 years is somehow more egregious than spending three quarters that amount in only one quarter the time frame. But hey, why ruin a joke at the Mets "expense" with a silly thing like perspective, right Jonah?

4 comments:

jabair said...

MGM (mets guy in michigan)

http://metsguyinmichigan.blogspot.com/

has a great post on the SKANKEE HALL OF SHAME...

Metstradamus said...

Oddly enough, just got done reading it. Very well done.

erik love said...

John!? Who the hell is John?

Your name's not Met$tradamus??

You Bastard!!

What's next? The cookie monsters not real either!!!

Update your damn Hate List, John!

Metstradamus said...

That's the name I use to elude the authorities.

Ssssssssh!