Re: Ortiz accepts arbitration.
posted at 12/8/2011 12:33 PM EST
In Response to Re: Ortiz accepts arbitration.
[QUOTE]it does not matter that ortiz accepted arbitration or not, with the team the RS will put on the field in 2012. with the angles signing pujols and wilson, makes them a much better team the the RS, Texas, new york, and tampa bay also have a better team then the RS, hell even the blue jays will probable have a better team then the RS, which makes the playoffs in 2012 not very possible, can't wait for 2014
Posted by sinjin5000[/QUOTE]
Do those teams have a guy like Buch returning from injury? Not to mention Youk, Jenks, Dice-k (in july) and a possibly resurgent Crawford.
That being said, I get your point. I even listed out a scenario where we could have planned for 2013 and beyond and make 2012 a true "bridge year". Basically, trade everyone who will not be here in 2014 now. Build up the farm, and when we lose these salaries, we stock up on better quality FAs that are of the 2013 variety.
Youk $13M (team option or $1m buyout)
We could possibly free up about $50M for 2013, but if we planned to win in 2013, we could trade these guys now (pay part of some of their salaries), and use that extra "savings" to apply to the $50M to be spent next winter.