Pogotheostrich wrote:The increases for Dempster, Williamson and Perez total +$6 million from their 2005 salaries. That Sosa money is going fast.
im not counting that as Sosa money, im counting that as Remlinger(made $3.7M in 05) + Hawkins(due $3.5M in '06) money
so theres still the $16 from Sammy, about $7 from Burnitz, another $7 from Nomar. thats approx $30M i see to play with, not including the chance, albiet small, that TribCo opens up a bit more and raises the payroll
but Hendry cant go hogwild with it, as there are boys in house that need to be respected. boys named Zambrano, Prior, Lee. they are all more important than any offseason acquisitions
though i was against it at first, at this point im hoping they do sign Furcal and let Cedeno have 2B everyday. of course, that cant happen with Baker at the helm, but i can hope
Walker/Patterson/pitching spects should be able to get something solid back in trade, either in package or separately