**And, with this budget, softy thinks our top priority is signing ramon Hernandez. How many points does he get for that?**

Our CBT budget so far...

(avg anual salary of contract)

AGon $22.0M

Craw $20.3M

Beck $17.0M

Lack $16.5M

Youk $10.3M

Dice $8.0M

Buch $7.5M

Ells ~$7.0M (est arb raise- 2nd of 3- from $2.4M in '11)

Pedey $6.7M

Lest $6.0M

Jenks $6.0M

Scut $5.7M

Our CBT budget so far...

(avg anual salary of contract)

AGon $22.0M

Craw $20.3M

Beck $17.0M

Lack $16.5M

Youk $10.3M

Dice $8.0M

Buch $7.5M

Ells ~$7.0M (est arb raise- 2nd of 3- from $2.4M in '11)

Pedey $6.7M

Lest $6.0M

Jenks $6.0M

Scut $5.7M

**Bard ~2.5M**

**(est arb- 1sy of 3- from $.505M in '11)**

Acev ~$2.5M

Acev ~$2.5M

**(est arb- 1st of 3- from $.65M in '11)**

Salty ~$2.5M (est arb-2nd of 3- from $.75M in '11)

Iggy $2.1M

Aviles~$1.0M (est arb-1st of 3- from $.64M in '11)

Albers~1.0M (est arb- 2nd of 3- from $.875M in '11)

Taza ~$0.8M (est, pre-arb, then 4 more arbs: made $1.1M x 3 yrs)

Lowrie ~$.8M (est arb- 1st of 3- from $.45M in '11)

DMac ~$0.5M (est, pre-arb, then 3 more arbs: made $.47M in '11)

Moral ~$0.5M (est arb-1st of 3- from $.424M in '11)

Doub ~$0.5M (pre-arb, then 2 more pre-arbs+3 arbs: made $.417M)

Atch ~$0.5M (pre-arb, then 1 more pre-arb+3 arbs: made $.454M)

R.Hill ~$0.5M (2nd arb? out of 3???)

All the rest are pre-arb and close to minimum salary:.

Oki??? 2nd of 3 arbs: made $1.75M in '11 (May let him go)

By my estimate, our total payroll budget (assuming we sign the arb guys)is currently at about: Lavarnway, Kalish, Reddick, Bowden (no options), Weiland, Anderson, Tejada, Exposito, Pimental, etc...

Add about $8M for the rest at near min salary:

Salty ~$2.5M (est arb-2nd of 3- from $.75M in '11)

Iggy $2.1M

Aviles~$1.0M (est arb-1st of 3- from $.64M in '11)

Albers~1.0M (est arb- 2nd of 3- from $.875M in '11)

Taza ~$0.8M (est, pre-arb, then 4 more arbs: made $1.1M x 3 yrs)

Lowrie ~$.8M (est arb- 1st of 3- from $.45M in '11)

DMac ~$0.5M (est, pre-arb, then 3 more arbs: made $.47M in '11)

Moral ~$0.5M (est arb-1st of 3- from $.424M in '11)

Doub ~$0.5M (pre-arb, then 2 more pre-arbs+3 arbs: made $.417M)

Atch ~$0.5M (pre-arb, then 1 more pre-arb+3 arbs: made $.454M)

R.Hill ~$0.5M (2nd arb? out of 3???)

All the rest are pre-arb and close to minimum salary:.

Oki??? 2nd of 3 arbs: made $1.75M in '11 (May let him go)

By my estimate, our total payroll budget (assuming we sign the arb guys)is currently at about: Lavarnway, Kalish, Reddick, Bowden (no options), Weiland, Anderson, Tejada, Exposito, Pimental, etc...

Add about $8M for the rest at near min salary:

**$156M Total Estimated Salary for 2012 with no moves.**

**It was about $164M in 2011 and $168M in 2010 according to Cots.**

It was about $167M in 2011 according to baseball reference, and they estimate our 2012 player payroll budget (with arbs signed) at about $160.4M.

It was about $167M in 2011 according to baseball reference, and they estimate our 2012 player payroll budget (with arbs signed) at about $160.4M.

**I think many posters are grossly over-estimating how much we have to spend this winter to fill at least 7 slots (with kids or otherwise):**

1) SP

2) SP

3) Closer/Set-up

4) DH

5) RP

6) RF (RH'd)

7) C

1) SP

2) SP

3) Closer/Set-up

4) DH

5) RP

6) RF (RH'd)

7) C