posted at 10/23/2012 7:14 AM EDT
In response to Ice-Cream's comment:
Thank God, Boston dumped $260 million in contracts to the Dodgers.
Thank you LA. :)
We could dump even more with Dice, Ortiz and Ells--that's another $35 M with Arb raises. That closes in on over $40 M+ with Youk's money totally off the books.
So let's say $45 M for Dice, Youk, Ells and Ortiz + $25 AGon, $22 CC, $16 Beckett, $1.6 Nick.---That's--$109 M for 8 players that could be used more wisely.
How would you spend that $109 M?????
You could buy a whole new rotation--imagine that...Or 4 Starters and Soriano as the closer.
You could buy three Starting pitchers along with Hamilton and BJ Upton or Bourn.
Minimum Salary players or under $1 M: Iggy, Lava, Kalish, Doubie, Atch, Middlebrooks, Gomez
Next tier Under $5 M: Salty, Miller, Bailey, Melancon, Hill, Ross?, Morales, Aceves,
Next: Around $10 M +: Pedroia, Lackey, Lester
Round numbers $175 M for the 25 man roster( a few parts inc or removed)