Re: Lackey: Will he age well going forward?
posted at 6/22/2013 10:38 PM EDT
In response to BosoxJoe5's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
I'm not sure how they'd refigure the luxury tax amount, but right now Lackey's deal counts as $16.5M in 2014 and Min salary for 2015. The union won't let him restructure if his overall value goes down, but they could thrown him a bone and add 100 or 200K. Basically, we'd pay him about $8.1M both years. That would save us about $8M, if they figure it that way, but if they figure it as $83.5M over 6 years (the whole deal), then the average salary would go from $16.5M to about $13.9M- a savings of just $2.6M for 2014, but a big negative difference for 2015.
Any luxury tax experts out there?
The AAV of the contract counts against the CBT. The haven't picked up the option yet probably waiting until the offseason to maximumize the effectiveness. His AAV would go from 15.5 to about 8.
If they don't need the cap space for 2014, they may hold off until after 2014, so they save close to $8M being charged towards 2015. I'm not sure if it works this way, but I think we may want to spend this winter. I figured we're at about $45M to $55M to spend depending on Lester's option. That seems like a lot, but we need to fill all these slots:
1B (Napoli FA)
CF (Ellsbury FA)
C (Salty FA)
SS/3B (Drew FA/Middlebrooks AAA?)
Maybe we'll need the $8M- maybe not. We may fill 1 or 2 of these holes from within:
1B: Middlebrooks? (Bogaerts to 3B)
CF: Victorino (Nava or Brentz to RF)
C: Lavarnway or Vazquez