WHITESTONE, NY – The Worst Team Money Could Buy is a trifecta. The winners of the title go to the San Diego Padres, the New York Mets, and the New York Yankees. It was 1992 when a book of the same name by Bob Klapisch and John Harper detailing the 45 million dollar team from Queens was released.
?The Mets had the highest payroll ever at the time with players like Bobby Bonilla, who’s still getting a yearly July 1st check, Eddie Murray, Bret Saberhagen, Vince Coleman while being led by manager Jeff Torborg. That 1992 finished 72-90. The Padres have a guy named A.J. Preller who as a general manager acts like that spoiled kid who spends his daddy’s money recklessly. Since 2014 Preller has brought some big names into the Padres lineup with no results. Preller fails to realize you can’t buy chemistry.
?The team from the Bronx has also made some puzzling moves. Adding third baseman Josh Donaldson and his 21 million dollar salary, when the 7 million dollar man who was Gio Ursela was holding it down. Acquiring the emotionless Giancarlo Stanton has led to a last place team with only one Yankee representing the All Star game.
?As of right now the term “Yankees Suck” has been heard around Da Bronx, and they have company. The Mets Suck, the Padres Suck and to make matters worse the teams that have the low payrolls are rolling.
?The message to the Padres, Mets and Yankees is, What a waste!