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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
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---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

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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

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My Opening Day Rotation and Lineup

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

Lineup
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