Players' union paying attention to Mets' payroll

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 4, 2014 at 11:27 am •  Published: March 4, 2014

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Calling the New York Mets a "marquee franchise," new players' union head Tony Clark is paying attention to the team's payroll.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said he expects the team's payroll to be between $85 million and $88 million this season, which would be a slight decrease from its $90.9 million final figure last year.

Despite the additions of free agents Curtis Granderson, Bartolo Colon and Chris Young, the Mets have a payroll resembling that of a mid-market franchise. The Los Angeles Dodgers' payroll is over $225 million and the New York Yankees will top $200 million.