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#1 EQ76

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:19 AM

Okay, so I ripped this from the Sun Times but at least we've got it on here. Here's a rundown of our contract situation and what the next GM has to work with.

Potential Free Agents:


Pos. Player 2011 salary


3B Aramis Ramirez $14.6 million


RF Kosuke Fukudome $12.5 million*


P Carlos Silva $11.5 million


1B Carlos Pena $10 million**


P John Grabow $4.8 million


P Kerry Wood $1.5 million


P Rodrigo Lopez $1 million


OF Reed Johnson $900,000


P Doug Davis $900,000


P Ramon Ortiz $900,000


Total $58.6 million


*-Indians assumed $1 million of $13.5 million salary when Fukudome traded to Cleveland in July.


**-Pena’s one-year contract included a $2 million bonus paid last December that technically charged to the 2010 payroll and includes $5 million due in January to allow it to be applied against next year’s payroll.


Note: Wood and Johnson are strong possibilities to return next year; Ramirez has said he’ll exercise his right to become a free agent if the team picks up his $16 million contract option unless he’s offered a multi-year extension.




MONEYBALL: 2012 CUBS


The Cubs have $69.6 million
committed in 2012 payroll to seven players, assuming Ryan Dempster exercises his player option and the team exercises its option on Jeff Samardzija. Six more on the potential 25-man roster are eligible for arbitration.


UNDER CONTRACT


’12 salary (signed thru)


LF Alfonso Soriano $18 million (2014)


P Carlos Zambrano $18 million (2012)


P Ryan Dempster $14 million (2012)


P Carlos Marmol $7 million (2013)


CF Marlon Byrd $6.5 million (2012)


P Sean Marshall $3.1 million (2012)


P Jeff Samardzija $3 million (2012)


ARBITRATION ELIGIBLE


2011 salary


P Matt Garza $5.95 million


C Geovany Soto $3 million


IF Jeff Baker $1.175 million


C Koyie Hill $850,000


P Randy Wells $475,000


IF Blake DeWitt $460,000


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Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:58 AM

It's probably another 10 million or so for arbitration raises. ( I think the Cubs need to seriously look at extending Garza). Dempster's contract is either going to be a player option or he's going to re-sign for less. Even if they don't dump most of Zambrano and Soriano's contracts off the books, they still should have 30-40 million to play with this offseason.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:02 PM

It's probably another 10 million or so for arbitration raises. ( I think the Cubs need to seriously look at extending Garza). Dempster's contract is either going to be a player option or he's going to re-sign for less. Even if they don't dump most of Zambrano and Soriano's contracts off the books, they still should have 30-40 million to play with this offseason.

and that's if payroll stays the same.. we don't really know what it'll be next year.




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