Originally Posted by Zeke
Why can you not have a balance? Why does it have to be all or nothing?
because 70-80 isn't going to get it done in 5-6 years (thanks duncan idaho I didn't do my homework).
Alnorth has a point. Besides the clubs that spend 120mil + constantly, there has to be some strategy to resigning your stars. Especially when so many are going to come up for contract at approx. the same time.
12 mil a year for edwin won't kill you, but add another 2-3 contracts of this caliber (maybe at the trade deadline for an arm, or a bat in the offseason) and you are talking about 1/3 of your payroll being tied up in long term contracts.