Re: The Twins make the most sense
Originally Posted by Benihana
Too many baked in assumptions in this post IMO. The $5-$8mm number is out of thin air- I could see the Reds adding $15mm with the TV revenues ramping up, but of course who knows. I also don't believe #4 and #5 on your list should require anything over $1mm each, and I definitely wouldn't give Rolen $3mm. Id take him back at half of that amount, tops. Otherwise he can retire (I doubt he's going to go somewhere else for an extra $1mm at this point in his life.)
Not thin air.
John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer sees the Reds' 2013 payroll being $92MM, but a team insider tells him the actual number could start with an eight.
I have the Reds already at about $90 Million, as is, when all bonus money and buy-outs are added in. $5 to $8 Million seems optimistic at this point, but since the reds have been rumored as kicking the tires on guys like Soria and Ludwick, I'm guessing there is some to spend.
BTW, IIRC the national TV money doesn't ramp up until 2014 and the local money is locked in until 2016.
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Last edited by mth123; 11-23-2012 at 12:08 PM.