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Aaron made my mind think when he mentioned Alex Rios and Vernon Wells of the Bluejays, so I went to Cot's Baseball Contracts and got this info. I didn't realize how massive their contracts were
---Alex Rios

7 years/$69.835M (2008-14), plus 2015 club option

signed extension with Toronto 4/4/08, re-working 2008 deal signed 2/5/08 ($3.5M signing bonus remains, 2008 salary reduced from $1.335M to $0.735M)

08:$0.735M, 09:$5.9M, 10:$9.7M, 11:$12M, 12:$12M, 13:$12.5M, 14:$12.5M, 15:$13.5M club option ($1M buyout)

full no-trade clause, 2009-10
limited no-trade clause, 2011 - end of deal (may block trades to 6 clubs)
1 year/$4.835M (2008)
re-signed 2/5/08 (avoided arbitration, $5.65M-$4.535M)
$3.5M signing bonus, 08:$1.335M
award bonus: $15,000 for All Star team

---Vernon Wells

7 years/$126M (2008-14)
signed extension with Toronto 12/06
$25.5M signing bonus (paid in 3 $8.5M installments, March 1 2008-10)
08:$0.5M, 09:$1.5M, 10:$12.5M, 11:$23M, 12:$21M, 13:$21M, 14:$21M

full no-trade clause
Wells may opt out of contract after 2011
award bonuses: $0.25M for MVP, $0.2M for World Series MVP, $0.15M for LCS MVP, $0.1M for receiving most All-Star votes in league
Wells to donate $143,000 annually to Blue Jays charity


Anyway, I don't believe we will be doing bigger this offseason than signing Demp...I think that Lou and JH will sit down and decide they want to give Marshall the chance in the #5 spot of the rotation. They should just trade Marquis and get as much salary relief as possible and put it towards our RF...Milton Bradley


My Opening Day Rotation and Lineup

1. Zambrano
2. Dempster
3. Harden
4. Lilly
5. Marshall (I guess possibly Marquis)

1. Reed Johnson/Fukudome CF
2. Lee 1B
3. Ramirez 3B
4. Soriano LF
5. DeRosa 2B
6. Soto C
7. Bradley RF
8. Theriot SS
9. Pitcher