Originally Posted by redsfandan
I'm going by this:
4:50pm: Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star reports that the Jays will pay all of Rolen's 2009 salary, nearly $4MM. Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi report that an undisclosed amount of cash is changing hands.
Ok, so we shed EE's money owed and JHJ's and get Rolen for free in 2009. That's proabably why they paid such a high price in dealing Stewart and Roenicke.
Still, I look at it as the 2009 payroll has been decreased slightly.
We still owe Rolen $11M in 2010 and that number you can bet will be used by the Reds when adding all the salaries account for total 2010 payroll.