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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:37 pm 
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Is that a real breakdown of his contract? Geez...what money's coming off the payroll this offseason that is a plus to backloading it - Harvey and Cabrera?


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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:38 pm 
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Jay Bruce deal with #Mets is backloaded. Breakdown, per source: $10M this season, $14.5M in 2019, $14.5M in ‘20.


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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:39 pm 
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AllWrightNow wrote:
So what happened to the OMGZ he'll never sign with us now that we traded him rationale for not trading him or the other guys we dumped?


I only remember 1 person saying that and yes, it was ridiculous.

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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:40 pm 
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Nightengale is saying $10M, 13M, 13M and 1.5M bonus


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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:41 pm 
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dragonfly wrote:
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Jay Bruce deal with #Mets is backloaded. Breakdown, per source: $10M this season, $14.5M in 2019, $14.5M in ‘20.


Ehhh that's not THAT bad of a backload. If they only had ten million to spend this offseason welp there you go, Rip Van Sandy's gonna hibernate the rest of the offseason.


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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:44 pm 
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Mogriffjr wrote:
I thought the Mets only had 10 million to spend?


This is step 1.

Step 2 is trading Conforto and Thor to the Nationals for cash considerations.


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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:45 pm 
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dragonfly wrote:
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Jay Bruce deal with #Mets is backloaded. Breakdown, per source: $10M this season, $14.5M in 2019, $14.5M in ‘20.


Of course it is. This is the Wilpons MO.

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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
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dragonfly wrote:
Nightengale is saying $10M, 13M, 13M and 1.5M bonus

$1.5M bonus in both 19 and 20, which confirms KR's $10M/$14.5M/$14.5M


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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:51 pm 
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AllWrightNow wrote:

Is it really? I mean for all our cynicism I didn't actually think the Mets would LITERALLY do nothing this offseason, although I certainly think this'll be the highlight. And bringing back Bruce was safe and unimaginative which is the speciality of the front office.

That said I like the player, admired how he came in last year after a bad first impression and proved he was much better than that and could handle NY.


The Wilpons, for all the hate they get, they want to win and they will, occasionally, spend something.

Safe - yes.
Unimaginative - yes.
Still, a solid move that improves us.

Any word on who gets bumped from the 40?

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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:53 pm 
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Ralf wrote:
Mogriffjr wrote:
I thought the Mets only had 10 million to spend?


2018: $5m
2019: $17m
2020: $17m


Woulda fit the narrative but too bad that's wrong

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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:10 pm 
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Ralf wrote:
dragonfly wrote:
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Jay Bruce deal with #Mets is backloaded. Breakdown, per source: $10M this season, $14.5M in 2019, $14.5M in ‘20.


Of course it is. This is the Wilpons MO.


It was smart. The Nationals have been doing it for years, and nominal dollar amounts are worth less over time.

This was a pretty good move for the cost.

The Mets are paying $10 million for a 30 HR bat that could protect Cespedes or vice versa.


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 Post subject: Re: Mets sign Jay Bruce 3 years 39 million
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:11 pm 
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Metsfan980 wrote:
Mogriffjr wrote:
I thought the Mets only had 10 million to spend?


This is step 1.

Step 2 is trading Conforto and Thor to the Nationals for cash considerations.


Wilpons starting a seed fund for their next Broadway show, I see.

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