Re: Ellsbury Trade Idea - Thoughts?
posted at 12/16/2011 12:01 PM EST
In Response to Re: Ellsbury Trade Idea - Thoughts?
[QUOTE]2011 Salaries - outfielders
Vernon Wells $26,187,500
Tori Hunter 18,500,000
Carlos Beltran $19.325,400
Jason Bay 18,125,000
Milton Bradley 13,000,000
Posted by UticaClub[/QUOTE]
One note to consider, we lose the following salaries after 2012 and 2013:
Dice-K ($8M AVV)
Option on Youkilis: $13M club option or $1m buyout.
My guess is Youk's option will be taken.
Players to sign in last arb year: Ellsbury (He may make much more than he made in 2011 or 2012) & Albers (???)
Most of the departing players should be able to be replaced in house of for low cost. Since Ellsbury will probably make between $7-10M in 2012, one can easily envision a scenario where giving him a $10-15M raise could be handled below the tax threshold, but that doesn't mean it will happen or whether it is the right thing to do.
Youkilis $13M (assuming we don't re-sign or extend him)
Total: $35-50M (assuming Youk is gone)
Option on Lester: $13M club option with $.25M buyout
(Assume he stays)
Players in last arb year (playing 2014 season): Bard, Aviles, Morales
The money will be there to outbid anyone for Jacoby, but I do not think it makes sense to tie up over $42M/yr in 2 OF'ers for many many years.