Since it has been much discussed here at BCB. I figured I would go on record with what I would like to see done during the offseason. With the arbitration estimates I have seen according to the esteemed Arizona Phil.
We are looking at about 60 Million dollars in actual financial commitments at the MLB level. With very little help on the way in the upper minors. We are going to have to bring in some outside help unless we are planning on 2013 mirroring 2012. So this is the help I would like to see, along with estimates of what it will cost or take to aquire.
Anibal Sanchez 5/75
Edwin Jackson 5/60
Melky Cabrera (who just got a lot cheaper) 2/12
Chase Headley (for Vitters, McNutt, BJax and Dolis) 5/60 extension to buy out his last years of arbitration
Cody Ross on a 1 year 6 million deal.
That is 13 players under contract. 11 MLB guys and 2 MiLB guys. So you can fill in around them league minimum guys. 14 MLB guys at 500K adds 7 million to the payroll. And most MiLB guys are working on 500K/60K Majors/Minors split deals.
Total 2013 MLB payroll. 115.8 Million dollars.
Projected Roster and lineups after the jump.
1. CF- Melky/DDJ
2. SS- Castro
3. 3B- Headley
4. 1B- Rizzo
5. LF- Soriano/LaHair
6. RF- DDJ/LaHair
7. 2B- Barney
8. C- Castillo/Clevenger
Valbuna on a NRI
Maybe Ian Stewart on a non tender NRI?
Open slot for someone to win in ST. I'd propose that we bring in 15-20 Minor league free agents to compete for spots during ST next year.
And some NRI type guys who can compete for the final pen spots in ST.
While I will freely admit it isn't going to be a WS contender. It is a solid baseline roster that should should at minimum push .500. Borderline playoff contender.