figured davell would be interested in this
Even factoring in benefits, roster turnover and savings for the trade deadline, insiders project the Cubs can spend in the range of $30 or $35 million more this offseason and still stay underneath the $197 million luxury-tax threshold.
Yeah, I had it at 32 and some change, but the in season moves and callups are included in that figure. But, I'm using 15 mill for insurances, which IS a bit higher than any figure I've seen. Most figures I've seen are between 10-13 mill.
We can fit Yu in. My guess is it'd leave 7-10 mill to spend at mid season. Which is plenty.
Hell, it could be enough for Darvish and Yelich. Which would be a ridiculous off season.
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.