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Beane is trying to keep a $60 mil payroll. Heres what were looking at so far:
That leaves 2.6 million for Gonzalez...or are we going after Ordonez, is that why we're trying to move Byrnes and possibly Bradford? I'd probably think Ordonez would get a contract similar to Dye's, with more incentives though and maybe an extra year.
Actually Kotsay's salary is $6.5mil per. Dugout Dollars (my salary source ... only one I can find) never updated his salary. It was $5.5mil at SD; he had a clause in his contract re a trade which increased his annual salary by $1million per season. Otherwise, lazyslob, I think your figures are very close. In fact, I read in one of the papers (online) yesterday an estimate of $58mil. But it is still not clear to me whether or not they include the 15 roster players who don't make the big club in the figures they hand out or not.
I am pretty sure that Kotsay now makes 6.5, due
Ordonez would be a HUGE pickup for the A's. I know the guy was hurt a little bit but when he's back on track the guy is an offensive machine.
Don't I know that. There's huge questions on his health though...reason why Dye is in White Sox laundry. Don't know what he's thinking at this point, one year it prove he's healthy then go for big bucks, play for incentives. If I were Beane, I'd call up his agent and lay out an offer, 2 years 10 million guaranteed with incentives and a 3rd year team option if on field standards are met, 280 games played, 1000 at bats, etc....
Ain't gonna happen. His agent is Boras.
Well we're back to Juan Gone for the RH pop.
We'll never do that because if he reaches his incentives then the cost is prohibitive. If he's hurt and doesn't reach his incentives then it's a waste of the guaranteed salary.
I think it would take a lot more than 4 or 5 mil per to get Ordonez. Remember, Sexson pulled 10mil plus per year and he has half Mags track record, plus hes a crappy defender at 1st wheras Mags is a good defender in Right. He will still get big money.
BB's been quoted myraid times indicating that the FA market is not an option. This is pretty much a given with our organization anyway. That point is exacerbated by the fact that we've been burned the few times we dibble-dabble in the FA market, anyway...i.e., Karros, Singleton, Gant, Justice, etc.)
Also, we went through all this heartache trading Huddy and Mulder only to see the payroll go up. Makes to sense to take a risk on a FA hitter w/an injury history. Only exception is if we sign a guy for the league min w/incentives of no more than $2 mil total.
Justice was a trade (from the Mets and they paid part of his salary). And wasn't Gant a trade from the Rockies? Not sure about that one, but am sure about Justice.
Yeah, you're right. DJ was traded. Gant was traded, then let go. Then signed as a FA...I think. Anyway, you get my point. FA just doesn't look to be an option for us. you agree?
I agree. But there is always the chance they could luck out with a mediocre/low-priced one, as Billy has done in the past. But for any guys who are going to cost, it is a no-no. And based on the contracts we're seeing some of these guys get, it is indeed, a huge gamble. History shows us that, as well. IMO, Vlad Glad is probably the best FA deal picked up by anyone in recent years ... a guy who isn't likely to dog it in the future, but earn every cent ... as long as his back holds out. It was a smart of him moving to the AL, where he can get half days off (DH) now and then.
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