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What is the truth about the 2011 PAYROLL?

Alot of the newspapers keep throwing out a figure of around $135M for this years payroll. I assume this is coming from inside sources. In the letter to season ticket holders, Ricketts said total baseball players salaries would remain flat. They would allocated some payroll to the minors from the majors. But $10M sees like a huge amount of extra money to allocated to international free agents / draft. I can'f find numbers from last year, but i have to imagine that would more than double or close to triple last years budget. Does that extra $10M makes sense to anyone? I don't think the numbers add up. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Not sure where the $135M came from but its seems to be accepted as fact. 

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