Thought we'd take a look at the updated 2010 payroll, so here goes:
C-Mauer-$20M (I'm banking on a raise for this year with his extension)
CF-Span-$470K (my pre-arbitration estimate)
Total offense: $63.85M
Total staff: $29.34M
So I have total payroll at basically $96.675M, plus whatever the figures come to for Condrey. I'd guess that would put us as a total of around $98M or just under that. Meaning assuming we are giving Mauer a raise right away to $20M, and have a payroll of around $100M, we only have about $2M to work with to find an upgrade at 2b, 3b, and/or SP, plus a potential bench bat. That makes it that much more critical, IMO, to deal Crain/Guerrier and free up that $3-5M or so in payroll.
Anyway, thoughts? I thought this would help us get an updated look.