Week in Review: Rotten Fish Stink Out the Mets
This week's Fish tale was more than just some typical, humiliating late season losses to the Marlins franchise:
The Marlins have spent about $396 million on player salaries from 2000 through 2010, with 873 victories and a World Series title to show. The Mets have spent about $1.212 billion on salaries in those seasons, with 878 victories and no championships.To recap:
In other words, the Mets have spent about $816 million more than the Marlins to win five more games and one fewer title. It is a stinging indictment of the Mets’ efficiency and a glowing example of the shrewdness of the Marlins, who are so disciplined that they have a blanket club policy against no-trade clauses.
$1.212 billion=878 wins, no World Series victories. (That's the Mets.)
$396 milion=873 victories, one World Series championship. (That's a team that employs fat men as cheerleaders.)
|The Marlins' main expenditure.|
I don't know much about MLB revenue sharing, but my next thought was chilling. I WONDER HOW MUCH OF THEIR REVENUE THE METS HAVE SHARED WITH THE FISH!!?? Can we get some numbers on this? I bet it would show that the Mets are actually paying the Fish to serve as the bane of their existence, and a "stinging indictment" to their entire management strategy.
|Marlins' highest paid player provides same service at 2nd Mets get for $1,550,000 less. Mets win!|
Also, the Fish know how and when to beat the Mets, so you have to add the devastation into the equation. The Mets, in so many ways cannot compete with a team that doesn't care about winning or attracting fans, and STILL ACCIDENTALLY MANAGED A TITLE!! That is how bad the Wilpons are--they can't beat someone who isn't even trying. This season, the Marlins have bought mediocrity for $81 million less than the Mets! And at least they suck in private, with no one at all to watch them, whereas the Mets manage to humiliate themselves in front of a large, if dwindling, fanbase.
At least the week's news wasn't all bad!
I have gotten to the bottom of how Jose hurt himself, originally. We all just keep paying for ESPN's sins: