It's pretty safe to say the Mets will stay under the curent $150 million payroll. Though many believe ownership will drastically cut payroll, those rumors are unsubstantiated.If you look at this worksheet
, using only players currently in the Mets system, the payroll comes close to $110 million. If you only count the 25 man roster it's more like $105 million, but increases in arbitration salary and in the league minimum should somewhat offset the difference here or bring it up to between $110 and $120 million. (The salary amounts are courtesy of Cot's Baseball Contracts
So, with $30 to 40 million to burn, if you met a genie or won the "Mets GM For A Day" contest, what would you do?I now present you your 2010 Mets:Rotation: Santana - Starter - Perez - Maine - PelfreyDefense:C: ?, maybe Santos1B: ?, maybe Murphy2B: Castillo3B: WrightSS: ReyesLF: ?, maybe PaganCF: BeltranRF: FrancoeurBench: Pagan, Reed, Santos, Murphy, (If they're not starting) and Middle InfielderBullpen: F. Rodriguez, Parnell, Feliciano, Green, Stokes, Misch, NievePotential Callups: F. Martinez, Niese, TholePlease let me know if there is something missing or if I have something wrong. Thanks.