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Hurting for Money Applesauce - Mets DL Had Highest Payroll, More on Wright and Alderson

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Mr Volatility (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Mr Volatility (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
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Fangraphs puts together the data on how much payroll each team lost to the disabled list in 2010, and it should come as no surprise that the Mets are at the very top of the list.

If you've been enjoying the series of posts on David Wright's volatility, there's more: Part III.

There's some more worthwhile reading on Sandy Alderson, this time from Anthony DiComo, who writes an extensive profile of the Mets' GM.

 

Matthew Artus says there's no need to be afraid of the discussion of steroids as they pertain to Mike Piazza.  He argues that baseball fans should try to contextualize players from the era rather than guess who was or wasn't involved with steroids.  A couple of reactions to that piece worth reading: Craig Calcaterra focuses on the Mitchell Report while Patrick Flood considers PED use alongside Hall of Fame overcrowding.

Brian Joura has a projection of the Mets' 2011 Opening Day roster.

Around Major League Baseball
Jonah Keri of Fangraphs explains how teams can work towards putting a playoff contender on the field and build for the future at the same time.

2008 Met Claudio Vargas has signed a minor league deal with the Rockies.

Former Met Lastings Milledge had the worst bunt of 2010 based on Win Probability Added.