Austin: December 2008 Archives

After next year---
•Mark DeRosa $5.5 million
•Rich Harden $7 million
•Reed Johnson $3 million
•Jason Marquis $ 9.875 million
•Other minor contracts

After the 2010 season---
•Ted Lilly $10 million
•Derrek Lee $13 million
•Lou Piniella $3 million
•Other smaller contracts

Then after the 2011 season---
•Kosuke Fukudome $13.5 million
•Aramis Ramirez $14.6 million (player option for '11, club option for '12)
•Jeff Samardzija's $2 million (club options for '11 and '12).

After '09---over $25 million
After '10---over $26 million
After '11---over $30 million


An interesting thought...DLee's contract ends after 2010...Albert Pujols could potentially end then as well, depending on team/player option. Could the CUBS potentially swing a deal with the rival??? More fun to come, it seems.

Oh...and a little tidbit---I predict that Ryne Sandberg will be the replacement ...

Response to Who, What, When

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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 year ...

Random Thoughts

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Well, here I go...

---No Jake Peavy...yet.

---Hendry shopping DeRosa?
My opinion: DeRosa and Marquis to Phillies/Twins for RFer
(you receive your RFer and salary relief)

---Sign RAFEAL FURCAL (solves lead-off man and shortstop)

---Platoon Theriot and Fontenot at 2B

That's all I have for this chilly evening...

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