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What will player expenditures be for the 2013 season?

Obviously this is a topic that has caused quite a bit of controversy around here over the past month. So I figured it would be a good time to take the pulse of what the Bleed Cubbie Blue community see in the tea leaves.

Obviously the draft pool will be close to what it was this year. And the international spending limit Is a hard 2.7 Million dollar cap. I’ll leave these examples of the expenditures of 2010 and 2012 as an example of recent Cub financial outlays.

2010 payroll $144.4M

2010 draft bonuses $4.7M
2010 International bonuses 4.16
Total: $153.26M

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2012 payroll $109.3M
2012 draft bonuses $8.3M
2012 International limit is $2.7
Add Jorge Soler for $3
Total: $123.3M

So, where do you see us going from here? What is the 2013 prediction?



This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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