So far, the Mets GM Omar Minaya has signed TWO backup catchers on the free agent market. We needs arms & bats, and the first thing on Omar's agenda is signing TWO backup catchers? Have you ever heard of such a strategy? It would be like a football GM going into the off season saying "our top priority is signing someone to hold on extra points & field goals."
As for Yankee management, every winter they start off with the same bullspit, telling the public that they have a strict budget that they must adhere too, and they will protect their beloved farm prospects. And then they go and trade their so-called untouchable prospects in the Detroit salary dump of Curtis Granderson. The Yankees spend so much money every off season, is it any surprise they have a General Manager named CASHMAN?