Originally Posted by DeezNutz
I hate that we, as fans, have been so trained to worry exceedingly about the economic aspect of baseball.
Glass has the money, via revenue sharing, income (personal and team related), and it's time to ****ing spend it.
No excuses. Our payroll needs to be around $80M and looking to get to $100M quickly. If not, this is all pissing into the wind in the first place.
Very true, but if you are talking about 4-6 years down the road trying to resign most/all of our young players then you are going to need every $ of a 80-100 mil payroll. Jackson's 12 or whatever it would end up being could cause problems, especially if he is hurt/not effective.
The smart play would be to overpay for players now (next 2-3 years) and try to avoid overpaying tying up that money for when the time comes.