I don't know where to put this, so I'm just putting it in here. There's been plenty of talk in articles, about our payroll hitting close to 140 now, after adding Chatwood. No articles are crying poor, by any means, but I've seen some suggest that IF we were to go after Jake or Wade, it'd be an either/or type of thing. That we want to stay under the LT.....Which I'm sure we do.
But, our LT number isn't REMOTELY close to 140 right now.
Arb Eligible Estimates
115.158 for those 13 players, with Baez, Schwarber, Happ, Almora, Contreras, Edwards, and Montgomery costing about 4 mill TOTAL.
So, why is this number so different? Its because you take the average of a contract, not what's being paid out that individual year. We save quite a bit on the LT this year on Heyward, Lester, Zobrist, Rizzo, and Quintana.
So anyway, we've got the ability to go do whatever we see fit. And we can do some serious damage AND save for Bryce next year too. We're in much better shape than what the beat guys are seeing right now.
Additional rule: you have to have one or the other.The only exception is you have an amazing board name. davell, I'm looking at you; put up a [expletive] avatar or something if your name only sounds like somebody tried say Dave as they lapsed into a coma.