On Monday he told the New York Times, "The major franchises who are getting the majority of revenues should provide a product, or attempt at a product, that has the near-highest payrolls commensurate with the markets they are in."
The agent did not mention the two owners - Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz - by name, but clearly is irritated that the Mets' biggest off-season acquision might have been Boof Bonser.
On Monday a court ordered Wilpon to pay as much as $83.3 million into a fund for Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme victims. But according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, all but $1.7 million of that amount is associated with Wilpon's other businesses, so the Mets operations should not be impacted.
I mean, what can you get for $1.7 mill in the Big Apple?
But the Noo Yawk-ahs did get some good news for a change. Once-nasty lefthander Johan Santana used just 29 pitches to complete two scoreless innings Tuesday in Port St. Lucie, Fla., in his first game facing major-league hitters in 18 months.
Infielder Carlos Guillen, a three-time all-star who played 14 major-league seasons, announced his retirement Tuesday at Seattle's camp in Peoria, Ariz., where he was a nonroster invitee.
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