Wozzyck wrote:mweir145 wrote:It looks as if only $3M of the previously reported $5M will be on the Jays' payroll for the 2006 season. The rest of it looks to be split up between a $1.5M signing bonus, and a possible buyout of $500,000.
The $1.5 million dollars still counts for luxury tax purposes. If the option is declined, it all counts for 2006; otherwise, I believe it's split evenly between 2006 and 2007.
The Jays haven't counted any of the signing bonuses they have made this off-season as part of their $75M payroll focus number, I don't see how this would be any different than before. I wasn't referring to the money's impact on the amount they pay for luxery tax purposes, obviously that factor would remain the same.