Re: Moves to make to field championship team
Tulo is not cheap or "10 million a year" - he makes 16 mill in 2014, then has 4 years at $20 million starting in 2015. Then 14 and 15 million. So he is a twenty million a year player. Cargo makes 10,500,000 in 2014 then 16, 17 and 20 million. Just in 2014 - the cheapest years - they would add 26.5 million in payroll. 36 million in 2015. That's not something you adjust for by moving out a couple small fry.
After the money hurdle - there is just no way the Rox accept that prospect package. They would have to be willing to accept a package (if they want prospects) that won't be ready til 2015 - from guys like YR, Winker, SMB, Contreras, Stephenson plus Billy Hamilton and maybe a fungible piece or two from the regular roster. I don't think it likely.
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