The Mets have been sending the MLB world into a frenzy with all their spending, but of course all that matters at the end of the day is the production on the field. However, with the team they are building there’s some huge upside for the Mets and another obstacle for the Dodgers to overcome.
It’s clear the Mets are going all in and instead of wondering where they’re getting all this money from they have been taking free agency by storm. The Mets have been the culprits of stealing some players heavily linked to the Dodgers in Justin Verlander, Carlos Correa, and even Kodai Senga.
Since free agency began, the Mets signed:
– Carlos Correa, $315M
– Brandon Nimmo, $162M
– Edwin Díaz, $102M
– Justin Verlander, $86.6M
– Kodai Senga, $75M
– Jose Quintana, $26M
– Omar Narvaez, $15M
– Adam Ottavino, $14.5M
– David Robertson, $10M
Total outlay: $806.1 million.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 21, 2022
This may leave fans wondering why aren’t the Dodgers spending any money. They are playing the exact opposite game of the Mets and rather save their money for a potentially bigger move.
This of course begs the question of whether Dodgers fans would want to see the organization spend money like Steve Cohen and the Mets have. In not so shocking fashion, Dodgers fans overwhelmingly think the Mets are spending way too much.
Do you wish the #Dodgers would spend like Steve Cohen and the Mets or does that just seem absurd?
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) December 22, 2022
While fans remain impatient with moves, the egregious spending of the Mets in the opposite spectrum is not where Dodgers fans rather be. With all that spending it can easily come back to bite for the Mets.
The Dodgers want to find a middle ground and so far with the current team comprised it’s a safe bet that the team will eventually head into the right direction. The amount of money ready to be spent keeps the future bright for some game changing moves.
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