It's a 2 yr bridge, not 1 like people think. Signing Greinke and Hamilton now is not the same as signing Agon and Crawford....here is why

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    In response to dgalehouse's comment:

    I think it is not acceptable to simply write off 2013 in hopes of being better in 2014. There is nothing to indicate that that will work out. You can call us whiners and crybabies and spoiled , but many of us true Sox fans want and expect to be contenders every year.  That is my belief. 



    I may think we won't be serious contenders in 2013, but all of my plans, including the ones that I trade Ells, Breslow, Salty, Sweeney and R Hill (FAs after 2013) make us better in 2013 that we look right now.

    I've been a Sox fan since the early 70's. For over 30 years I lamented that I'd trade 10 last place finishes for just one ring. After 2004, I got spoiled. 2007 was awesome, but I am not saying we should finish in last place ever again. I am just being realistic about being "SERIOUIS" contenders in 2013. Maybe we are just arguing semantics here, but to me, for us to become serious contenders, we'd have to go out an way overpay 2 free agents that are not worth sacrificing future budget room to try and go all out in 2013. We'll not win in 2013, and be left with nothing for Rlls and other FA-s to be, and long contracts that will cripple us for years and years.

    There is a good to strong possibility that Greinke, Hamilton or others will be the next Crawford, Lackey, Beckett...

    We may not get the Dodgers or anyone else to save us from ourselves again.

     
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    Our payroll after arbitration sits at around 80 M.  

     

    Actually, I figure we will easily be over $100M after all the arb and pre-arb signings...

    Updated:

    Players signed for 2013 (and beyond): We have only 8.


    Lackey      $15.25M  ($15.25M in 2014 & min wage in 2015)

    Papi           $14M  (plus $1M bonus & $11M for 2014)

    Lester       $11.625M ($13M in 2014 club option w/ $0.25M buyout)

    Pedroia    $10M        ($10.25M in 2014, $11M club option in 2015 w/ $0.5M buyout)

    Buchholtz  $5.5M  ($7.7M in '14, $12M in '15, $13M/$13.5M option in '16 & '17)

    Gomes    $5M    ($5M in '14)

    D. Ross       $3.1M  ($3.1M in '14)

    Iglesias     $2.063M (Then arb)


    ~$68M in signed players.



    Players with arbitration years remaining:
     Player      (2012 salary) Arb year(s) Est. 2013 salary
    Ellsbury        ($8.05M)    3 of 3    $8-10M
    A Bailey          ($3.9M)    2 of 3    $3-5M
    Saltalmacchia ($2.5M)    3 of 3   $5-7M
    C Breslow   ($1.795M)    3 of 3   $3-4M
    R Sweeney   ($1.75M)     3 of 3   $2-3M
    D. Bard         ($1.613M)   2 of  4  $1.7-2M
    A Aceves          ($1.2M)    2 of 3   $2-4M
    M Aviles           ($1.2M)    2 of 3   $2-4M
    A Miller            ($1.04M)  2 of 3   $2-3M
    F Morales         ($850K)   2 of 3   $2-3M
    Rich Hill           ($725M)   3 of 3   $.8M-1M
    Total Est: $35M to $  45M

    That puts our budget at about $105M, not counting non-arb contracts and any players we will acquire.

     

    NON-arb players (on 40 man roster):
    Middlebrooks
    de la Rosa
    Doubront
    Lavarnway
    Ciriaco
    Tazawa
    Mortensen

    Gomez

    Sands
    Nava
    Kalish
    Atchison
    Beato
    Melancon
    Webster

    C Carpenter

    A Wilson

    S Wright

    D Butler

    C Vazquez

    A Hassan

    Maybe we'll be at about $110M before any trades or future signing(s).

    Trading Salty or others (Ells?) might bring that down some.

     
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    Definitely at least a two year Bridge, maybe even 3. It's incredible how fast they lost all of their talent. A couple of years ago they were w.s. favorites and now they may be the worst team or at least close to it in baseball.

     
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    Definitely at least a two year Bridge, maybe even 3. It's incredible how fast they lost all of their talent. A couple of years ago they were w.s. favorites and now they may be the worst team or at least close to it in baseball.

     
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    Definitely at least a two year Bridge, maybe even 3. It's incredible how fast they lost all of their talent. A couple of years ago they were w.s. favorites and now they may be the worst team or at least close to it in baseball.

     
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    Definitely at least a two year Bridge, maybe even 3. It's incredible how fast they lost all of their talent. A couple of years ago they were w.s. favorites and now they may be the worst team or at least close to it in baseball.

     
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    In response to moonslav59's comment:

     

    Our payroll after arbitration sits at around 80 M.  

     

    Actually, I figure we will easily be over $100M after all the arb and pre-arb signings...

    Updated:

    Players signed for 2013 (and beyond): We have only 8.


    Lackey      $15.25M  ($15.25M in 2014 & min wage in 2015)

    Papi           $14M  (plus $1M bonus & $11M for 2014)

    Lester       $11.625M ($13M in 2014 club option w/ $0.25M buyout)

    Pedroia    $10M        ($10.25M in 2014, $11M club option in 2015 w/ $0.5M buyout)

    Buchholtz  $5.5M  ($7.7M in '14, $12M in '15, $13M/$13.5M option in '16 & '17)

    Gomes    $5M    ($5M in '14)

    D. Ross       $3.1M  ($3.1M in '14)

    Iglesias     $2.063M (Then arb)


    ~$68M in signed players.



    Players with arbitration years remaining:
     Player      (2012 salary) Arb year(s) Est. 2013 salary
    Ellsbury        ($8.05M)    3 of 3    $8-10M
    A Bailey          ($3.9M)    2 of 3    $3-5M
    Saltalmacchia ($2.5M)    3 of 3   $5-7M
    C Breslow   ($1.795M)    3 of 3   $3-4M
    R Sweeney   ($1.75M)     3 of 3   $2-3M
    D. Bard         ($1.613M)   2 of  4  $1.7-2M
    A Aceves          ($1.2M)    2 of 3   $2-4M
    M Aviles           ($1.2M)    2 of 3   $2-4M
    A Miller            ($1.04M)  2 of 3   $2-3M
    F Morales         ($850K)   2 of 3   $2-3M
    Rich Hill           ($725M)   3 of 3   $.8M-1M
    Total Est: $35M to $  45M

    That puts our budget at about $105M, not counting non-arb contracts and any players we will acquire.

     

    NON-arb players (on 40 man roster):
    Middlebrooks
    de la Rosa
    Doubront
    Lavarnway
    Ciriaco
    Tazawa
    Mortensen

    Gomez

    Sands
    Nava
    Kalish
    Atchison
    Beato
    Melancon
    Webster

    C Carpenter

    A Wilson

    S Wright

    D Butler

    C Vazquez

    A Hassan

    Maybe we'll be at about $110M before any trades or future signing(s).

    Trading Salty or others (Ells?) might bring that down some.




    Are those arb numbers from a site like MLBTR or FG, or are they just your personal guesses Moon?

    Either way, I think 100-110M is about right I we sign all our arb eligible guys. Sign swish, Naps and maybe a trade for a pitcher and we should be around 140M. I guess around 140M for payroll this year and going up to possibly 160M  by 2014...

     
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    In response to southpaw777's comment:

    In response to moonslav59's comment:

     

    Our payroll after arbitration sits at around 80 M.  

     

    Actually, I figure we will easily be over $100M after all the arb and pre-arb signings...

    Updated:

    Players signed for 2013 (and beyond): We have only 8.


    Lackey      $15.25M  ($15.25M in 2014 & min wage in 2015)

    Papi           $14M  (plus $1M bonus & $11M for 2014)

    Lester       $11.625M ($13M in 2014 club option w/ $0.25M buyout)

    Pedroia    $10M        ($10.25M in 2014, $11M club option in 2015 w/ $0.5M buyout)

    Buchholtz  $5.5M  ($7.7M in '14, $12M in '15, $13M/$13.5M option in '16 & '17)

    Gomes    $5M    ($5M in '14)

    D. Ross       $3.1M  ($3.1M in '14)

    Iglesias     $2.063M (Then arb)


    ~$68M in signed players.



    Players with arbitration years remaining:
     Player      (2012 salary) Arb year(s) Est. 2013 salary
    Ellsbury        ($8.05M)    3 of 3    $8-10M
    A Bailey          ($3.9M)    2 of 3    $3-5M
    Saltalmacchia ($2.5M)    3 of 3   $5-7M
    C Breslow   ($1.795M)    3 of 3   $3-4M
    R Sweeney   ($1.75M)     3 of 3   $2-3M
    D. Bard         ($1.613M)   2 of  4  $1.7-2M
    A Aceves          ($1.2M)    2 of 3   $2-4M
    M Aviles           ($1.2M)    2 of 3   $2-4M
    A Miller            ($1.04M)  2 of 3   $2-3M
    F Morales         ($850K)   2 of 3   $2-3M
    Rich Hill           ($725M)   3 of 3   $.8M-1M
    Total Est: $35M to $  45M

    That puts our budget at about $105M, not counting non-arb contracts and any players we will acquire.

     

    NON-arb players (on 40 man roster):
    Middlebrooks
    de la Rosa
    Doubront
    Lavarnway
    Ciriaco
    Tazawa
    Mortensen

    Gomez

    Sands
    Nava
    Kalish
    Atchison
    Beato
    Melancon
    Webster

    C Carpenter

    A Wilson

    S Wright

    D Butler

    C Vazquez

    A Hassan

    Maybe we'll be at about $110M before any trades or future signing(s).

    Trading Salty or others (Ells?) might bring that down some.




    Are those arb numbers from a site like MLBTR or FG, or are they just your personal guesses Moon?

    Either way, I think 100-110M is about right I we sign all our arb eligible guys. Sign swish, Naps and maybe a trade for a pitcher and we should be around 140M. I guess around 140M for payroll this year and going up to possibly 160M  by 2014...



    My guesses. I'm not an expert on arb prices. Do you see anything that jumps out as wrong?

     
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    In response to southpaw777's comment:

    In response to moonslav59's comment:

     

    Our payroll after arbitration sits at around 80 M.  

     

    Actually, I figure we will easily be over $100M after all the arb and pre-arb signings...

    Updated:

    Players signed for 2013 (and beyond): We have only 8.


    Lackey      $15.25M  ($15.25M in 2014 & min wage in 2015)

    Papi           $14M  (plus $1M bonus & $11M for 2014)

    Lester       $11.625M ($13M in 2014 club option w/ $0.25M buyout)

    Pedroia    $10M        ($10.25M in 2014, $11M club option in 2015 w/ $0.5M buyout)

    Buchholtz  $5.5M  ($7.7M in '14, $12M in '15, $13M/$13.5M option in '16 & '17)

    Gomes    $5M    ($5M in '14)

    D. Ross       $3.1M  ($3.1M in '14)

    Iglesias     $2.063M (Then arb)


    ~$68M in signed players.



    Players with arbitration years remaining:
     Player      (2012 salary) Arb year(s) Est. 2013 salary
    Ellsbury        ($8.05M)    3 of 3    $8-10M
    A Bailey          ($3.9M)    2 of 3    $3-5M
    Saltalmacchia ($2.5M)    3 of 3   $5-7M
    C Breslow   ($1.795M)    3 of 3   $3-4M
    R Sweeney   ($1.75M)     3 of 3   $2-3M
    D. Bard         ($1.613M)   2 of  4  $1.7-2M
    A Aceves          ($1.2M)    2 of 3   $2-4M
    M Aviles           ($1.2M)    2 of 3   $2-4M
    A Miller            ($1.04M)  2 of 3   $2-3M
    F Morales         ($850K)   2 of 3   $2-3M
    Rich Hill           ($725M)   3 of 3   $.8M-1M
    Total Est: $35M to $  45M

    That puts our budget at about $105M, not counting non-arb contracts and any players we will acquire.

     

    NON-arb players (on 40 man roster):
    Middlebrooks
    de la Rosa
    Doubront
    Lavarnway
    Ciriaco
    Tazawa
    Mortensen

    Gomez

    Sands
    Nava
    Kalish
    Atchison
    Beato
    Melancon
    Webster

    C Carpenter

    A Wilson

    S Wright

    D Butler

    C Vazquez

    A Hassan

    Maybe we'll be at about $110M before any trades or future signing(s).

    Trading Salty or others (Ells?) might bring that down some.




    Are those arb numbers from a site like MLBTR or FG, or are they just your personal guesses Moon?

    Either way, I think 100-110M is about right I we sign all our arb eligible guys. Sign swish, Naps and maybe a trade for a pitcher and we should be around 140M. I guess around 140M for payroll this year and going up to possibly 160M  by 2014...



    My guesses. I'm not an expert on arb prices. Do you see anything that jumps out as wrong?

     
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    Yeah always love the bridge year talk. 

     
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    Yeah always love the bridge year talk. 

     
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    In response to moonslav59's comment:

     

    Our payroll after arbitration sits at around 80 M.  

     

    Actually, I figure we will easily be over $100M after all the arb and pre-arb signings...

    Updated:

    Players signed for 2013 (and beyond): We have only 8.


    Lackey      $15.25M  ($15.25M in 2014 & min wage in 2015)

    Papi           $14M  (plus $1M bonus & $11M for 2014)

    Lester       $11.625M ($13M in 2014 club option w/ $0.25M buyout)

    Pedroia    $10M        ($10.25M in 2014, $11M club option in 2015 w/ $0.5M buyout)

    Buchholtz  $5.5M  ($7.7M in '14, $12M in '15, $13M/$13.5M option in '16 & '17)

    Gomes    $5M    ($5M in '14)

    D. Ross       $3.1M  ($3.1M in '14)

    Iglesias     $2.063M (Then arb)


    ~$68M in signed players.



    Players with arbitration years remaining:
     Player      (2012 salary) Arb year(s) Est. 2013 salary
    Ellsbury        ($8.05M)    3 of 3    $8-10M
    A Bailey          ($3.9M)    2 of 3    $3-5M
    Saltalmacchia ($2.5M)    3 of 3   $5-7M
    C Breslow   ($1.795M)    3 of 3   $3-4M
    R Sweeney   ($1.75M)     3 of 3   $2-3M
    D. Bard         ($1.613M)   2 of  4  $1.7-2M
    A Aceves          ($1.2M)    2 of 3   $2-4M
    M Aviles           ($1.2M)    2 of 3   $2-4M
    A Miller            ($1.04M)  2 of 3   $2-3M
    F Morales         ($850K)   2 of 3   $2-3M
    Rich Hill           ($725M)   3 of 3   $.8M-1M
    Total Est: $35M to $  45M

    That puts our budget at about $105M, not counting non-arb contracts and any players we will acquire.

     

    NON-arb players (on 40 man roster):
    Middlebrooks
    de la Rosa
    Doubront
    Lavarnway
    Ciriaco
    Tazawa
    Mortensen

    Gomez

    Sands
    Nava
    Kalish
    Atchison
    Beato
    Melancon
    Webster

    C Carpenter

    A Wilson

    S Wright

    D Butler

    C Vazquez

    A Hassan

    Maybe we'll be at about $110M before any trades or future signing(s).

    Trading Salty or others (Ells?) might bring that down some.




    Didn't we trade Aviles to the Blue Jays?

     
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    In response to moonslav59's comment:

    In response to southpaw777's comment:

    In response to moonslav59's comment:

     

    Our payroll after arbitration sits at around 80 M.  

     

    Actually, I figure we will easily be over $100M after all the arb and pre-arb signings...

    Updated:

    Players signed for 2013 (and beyond): We have only 8.


    Lackey      $15.25M  ($15.25M in 2014 & min wage in 2015)

    Papi           $14M  (plus $1M bonus & $11M for 2014)

    Lester       $11.625M ($13M in 2014 club option w/ $0.25M buyout)

    Pedroia    $10M        ($10.25M in 2014, $11M club option in 2015 w/ $0.5M buyout)

    Buchholtz  $5.5M  ($7.7M in '14, $12M in '15, $13M/$13.5M option in '16 & '17)

    Gomes    $5M    ($5M in '14)

    D. Ross       $3.1M  ($3.1M in '14)

    Iglesias     $2.063M (Then arb)


    ~$68M in signed players.



    Players with arbitration years remaining:
     Player      (2012 salary) Arb year(s) Est. 2013 salary
    Ellsbury        ($8.05M)    3 of 3    $8-10M
    A Bailey          ($3.9M)    2 of 3    $3-5M
    Saltalmacchia ($2.5M)    3 of 3   $5-7M
    C Breslow   ($1.795M)    3 of 3   $3-4M
    R Sweeney   ($1.75M)     3 of 3   $2-3M
    D. Bard         ($1.613M)   2 of  4  $1.7-2M
    A Aceves          ($1.2M)    2 of 3   $2-4M
    M Aviles           ($1.2M)    2 of 3   $2-4M
    A Miller            ($1.04M)  2 of 3   $2-3M
    F Morales         ($850K)   2 of 3   $2-3M
    Rich Hill           ($725M)   3 of 3   $.8M-1M
    Total Est: $35M to $  45M

    That puts our budget at about $105M, not counting non-arb contracts and any players we will acquire.

     

    NON-arb players (on 40 man roster):
    Middlebrooks
    de la Rosa
    Doubront
    Lavarnway
    Ciriaco
    Tazawa
    Mortensen

    Gomez

    Sands
    Nava
    Kalish
    Atchison
    Beato
    Melancon
    Webster

    C Carpenter

    A Wilson

    S Wright

    D Butler

    C Vazquez

    A Hassan

    Maybe we'll be at about $110M before any trades or future signing(s).

    Trading Salty or others (Ells?) might bring that down some.




    Are those arb numbers from a site like MLBTR or FG, or are they just your personal guesses Moon?

    Either way, I think 100-110M is about right I we sign all our arb eligible guys. Sign swish, Naps and maybe a trade for a pitcher and we should be around 140M. I guess around 140M for payroll this year and going up to possibly 160M  by 2014...



    My guesses. I'm not an expert on arb prices. Do you see anything that jumps out as wrong?



    I think what the players are actually being paid this year is not as important as the AAV for tax purposes.  Pedroia's AAV is 6.8 million and Lester's is 6 million.  But I would say our payroll for lux tax, including benefits etc., does sit at about $100 million taking the arbs into account.

     
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    In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:

    In response to moonslav59's comment:

    In response to southpaw777's comment:

    In response to moonslav59's comment:

     

    Our payroll after arbitration sits at around 80 M.  

     

    Actually, I figure we will easily be over $100M after all the arb and pre-arb signings...

    Updated:

    Players signed for 2013 (and beyond): We have only 8.


    Lackey      $15.25M  ($15.25M in 2014 & min wage in 2015)

    Papi           $14M  (plus $1M bonus & $11M for 2014)

    Lester       $11.625M ($13M in 2014 club option w/ $0.25M buyout)

    Pedroia    $10M        ($10.25M in 2014, $11M club option in 2015 w/ $0.5M buyout)

    Buchholtz  $5.5M  ($7.7M in '14, $12M in '15, $13M/$13.5M option in '16 & '17)

    Gomes    $5M    ($5M in '14)

    D. Ross       $3.1M  ($3.1M in '14)

    Iglesias     $2.063M (Then arb)


    ~$68M in signed players.



    Players with arbitration years remaining:
     Player      (2012 salary) Arb year(s) Est. 2013 salary
    Ellsbury        ($8.05M)    3 of 3    $8-10M
    A Bailey          ($3.9M)    2 of 3    $3-5M
    Saltalmacchia ($2.5M)    3 of 3   $5-7M
    C Breslow   ($1.795M)    3 of 3   $3-4M
    R Sweeney   ($1.75M)     3 of 3   $2-3M
    D. Bard         ($1.613M)   2 of  4  $1.7-2M
    A Aceves          ($1.2M)    2 of 3   $2-4M
    M Aviles           ($1.2M)    2 of 3   $2-4M
    A Miller            ($1.04M)  2 of 3   $2-3M
    F Morales         ($850K)   2 of 3   $2-3M
    Rich Hill           ($725M)   3 of 3   $.8M-1M
    Total Est: $35M to $  45M

    That puts our budget at about $105M, not counting non-arb contracts and any players we will acquire.

     

    NON-arb players (on 40 man roster):
    Middlebrooks
    de la Rosa
    Doubront
    Lavarnway
    Ciriaco
    Tazawa
    Mortensen

    Gomez

    Sands
    Nava
    Kalish
    Atchison
    Beato
    Melancon
    Webster

    C Carpenter

    A Wilson

    S Wright

    D Butler

    C Vazquez

    A Hassan

    Maybe we'll be at about $110M before any trades or future signing(s).

    Trading Salty or others (Ells?) might bring that down some.




    Are those arb numbers from a site like MLBTR or FG, or are they just your personal guesses Moon?

    Either way, I think 100-110M is about right I we sign all our arb eligible guys. Sign swish, Naps and maybe a trade for a pitcher and we should be around 140M. I guess around 140M for payroll this year and going up to possibly 160M  by 2014...



    My guesses. I'm not an expert on arb prices. Do you see anything that jumps out as wrong?



    I think what the players are actually being paid this year is not as important as the AAV for tax purposes.  Pedroia's AAV is 6.8 million and Lester's is 6 million.  But I would say our payroll for lux tax, including benefits etc., does sit at about $100 million taking the arbs into account.



    True, I haven't broken it down by AVV. I'll do that soon, but I really think it is all moot right now, since we won't get that close to the limit this winter anyways.

     
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    In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:

    In response to moonslav59's comment:

    In response to southpaw777's comment:

    In response to moonslav59's comment:

     

    Our payroll after arbitration sits at around 80 M.  

     

    Actually, I figure we will easily be over $100M after all the arb and pre-arb signings...

    Updated:

    Players signed for 2013 (and beyond): We have only 8.


    Lackey      $15.25M  ($15.25M in 2014 & min wage in 2015)

    Papi           $14M  (plus $1M bonus & $11M for 2014)

    Lester       $11.625M ($13M in 2014 club option w/ $0.25M buyout)

    Pedroia    $10M        ($10.25M in 2014, $11M club option in 2015 w/ $0.5M buyout)

    Buchholtz  $5.5M  ($7.7M in '14, $12M in '15, $13M/$13.5M option in '16 & '17)

    Gomes    $5M    ($5M in '14)

    D. Ross       $3.1M  ($3.1M in '14)

    Iglesias     $2.063M (Then arb)


    ~$68M in signed players.



    Players with arbitration years remaining:
     Player      (2012 salary) Arb year(s) Est. 2013 salary
    Ellsbury        ($8.05M)    3 of 3    $8-10M
    A Bailey          ($3.9M)    2 of 3    $3-5M
    Saltalmacchia ($2.5M)    3 of 3   $5-7M
    C Breslow   ($1.795M)    3 of 3   $3-4M
    R Sweeney   ($1.75M)     3 of 3   $2-3M
    D. Bard         ($1.613M)   2 of  4  $1.7-2M
    A Aceves          ($1.2M)    2 of 3   $2-4M
    M Aviles           ($1.2M)    2 of 3   $2-4M
    A Miller            ($1.04M)  2 of 3   $2-3M
    F Morales         ($850K)   2 of 3   $2-3M
    Rich Hill           ($725M)   3 of 3   $.8M-1M
    Total Est: $35M to $  45M

    That puts our budget at about $105M, not counting non-arb contracts and any players we will acquire.

     

    NON-arb players (on 40 man roster):
    Middlebrooks
    de la Rosa
    Doubront
    Lavarnway
    Ciriaco
    Tazawa
    Mortensen

    Gomez

    Sands
    Nava
    Kalish
    Atchison
    Beato
    Melancon
    Webster

    C Carpenter

    A Wilson

    S Wright

    D Butler

    C Vazquez

    A Hassan

    Maybe we'll be at about $110M before any trades or future signing(s).

    Trading Salty or others (Ells?) might bring that down some.




    Are those arb numbers from a site like MLBTR or FG, or are they just your personal guesses Moon?

    Either way, I think 100-110M is about right I we sign all our arb eligible guys. Sign swish, Naps and maybe a trade for a pitcher and we should be around 140M. I guess around 140M for payroll this year and going up to possibly 160M  by 2014...



    My guesses. I'm not an expert on arb prices. Do you see anything that jumps out as wrong?



    I think what the players are actually being paid this year is not as important as the AAV for tax purposes.  Pedroia's AAV is 6.8 million and Lester's is 6 million.  But I would say our payroll for lux tax, including benefits etc., does sit at about $100 million taking the arbs into account.



    True, I haven't broken it down by AVV. I'll do that soon, but I really think it is all moot right now, since we won't get that close to the limit this winter anyways.

     
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    Agread it's always been a two to three year window. The signings this year more than confirm that.  The folks that are expecting a playoff team will be sadely disappinted  Not so sure we can get 88 wins more like 85 tops. Wolud have rather seen the young guys in the minors given a chance instead of fielding a so so team.

     
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    Agread it's always been a two to three year window. The signings this year more than confirm that.  The folks that are expecting a playoff team will be sadely disappinted  Not so sure we can get 88 wins more like 85 tops. Wolud have rather seen the young guys in the minors given a chance instead of fielding a so so team.

     
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