The Larue money-save got me thinking about the payroll next year. Everyone who made around 300k last year I'm putting down for the minimum .380. If you have any insight into how pre-arbitration players arrive at their figures help me out. Should we expect any of these guys to get a bigger bump? The other numbers are correct I'm pretty sure. And like the Reds I'm counting Griffey's deferred money this year. I'm listing the '06 numbers for Harang, Lohse and Ross and not including them in the total.
Wilson and Aurilia buyouts 1.05
Plus whatever Harang, Lohse and Ross get
Plus Larue cash
So what can we expect the arb players to command and where will the payroll figure be? I'm thinking we have very little to play with.