Found January 15, 2013 on The Southpaw:
I'm just going to take a moment to review some of the transactions, reports, interviews and rumors that have floated over the wire in the last month or so where I have some thought or comment.Item: Colby Rasmus avoids arbitration, signed for one year at $4.675 mil. That brings the total of guaranteed contracts to $109.575 million. There are three other players still arb eligible (Thole, Bonifacio, Happ) and my estimate is that they will combine to make about 7.5 million. Among the 12 no-pitchers who can confidently be assumed to the major league roster, only two - Lawrie and Arencibia - are pre-arb. Among the pitchers, you have the rotation set and under contract, and potentially 4 pre-arb players filing out the bullpen. Six pre-arb players at no more than half a mil apiece adds another $3 mil to the total.That adds up to right around $120 million. If Oliver surprises and comes back, add another $3 mil. also, there's one spot open among the non-pitchers which could range fro...
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