There have been a couple of pieces of information that I've been hearing that seem to conflict with each other. I keep hearing how we didn't get Dye due to economics. Meanwhile I hear that the payroll could be raised up to 85 million. We didn't just lose Dunn and Griffeys salary, look at some of the other money we cut:
Patterson 3.5 million
Affeldt 3.5 million
Stanton 2.5 million
Hatteberg 1.5 million
Ross 2.5 million
Valentin 1.5 million
All of those people could be replaced with people making the min. except Affeldt. Hell, Stanton and Hatteberg could be replaced by nothing. I understand raises, but hell, Patterson, Hatteberg and Stanton alone equal the big Arroyo and Phillips raise. And those three could be replaced by one roster spot making the min.
I'm begining to wonder if we can't afford Dye what next years payroll is really going to be.
So if next years payroll stands at about 65 million as the team is currently constructed how could we not afford Dye, and what is really going on with Bob.
And if we can't afford a bat making 11 million for one year they might as well just shut down the team and sell fruit out of GABP.