GM Omar Minaya confirmed to The Post yesterday that he has permission from ownership to increase the payroll.
"We've been told that whatever we need to do to get to help us win, we're going to try to do it," Minaya said. "[The payroll is] not unlimited. But there is the ability to increase if we need areas that need to be addressed."
COO Jeff Wilpon also said yesterday, "Omar has the flexibility to do what he has to do to give us a winning team."
Orlando Hudson for $4M and give nothing up? Hell no! Part with minor league talent for the right to take on another team's terrible contract? Absolutely! Have fun with that.