David wrote:someone smarter than me figure out if charles is at least right about this
I've got them around 180ish after everything, not including Maeda's incentives, or in season moves. I guess its possible they can be paying Kemp MORE than just the 20 AAV his contract calls for though, since they're paying the Braves and Padres 8 mill combined for him too. No idea if that counts on top of his AAV hit or not.
They'll pay Maeda some incentives, assuming he stays healthy, but he needs to start 32 games and pitch 200 innings, to make 10 mill in incentives.
If he starts 25 games and pitches 160 innings, his incentives are just 5.50 mill. And if I chose 24 starts, it'd drop to 4 mill.
At any rate, they need to realistically move Grandal and Ryu for minimum salary guys, to give themselves 20 mill to throw at Yu and have anything left to spend at mid season.
Their other option is to package prospects with Kemp, to get someone to take his contract. To me, that sounds more realistic for them.
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