Using Cot's Baseball Contracts as a reference, I extracted these contracts for a possible 25-man roster for next year. Our needs going into this off-season remain a LOOGY, a backup IF specialist, and a middle of the order bat that can DH. If the Ranger's FO says our payroll will match last season's 68M, then we have roughly 11M to spend this winter. (Cot's has what I believe to be higher contracts than reality for MY and Millwood, but these are the numbers I have, so I'm rolling with it) (This assumes a 8M increase through arbitration etc)
|Possible Arbitraion Increases||$8,000,000|
Harrison, Hurley, Moscoso, Madrigal, Eyre all figure to be apart of the Rangers 'pen if not get a start at some point in '10. Late season callups could include Scheppers, Kiker, etc
German, Boggs, Smoak, MaxRam, and Moreland will most likely be at AAA waiting to fill in for a need etc.
FA targets could include these
Bobby Abreu - Type A
Jermaine Dye - Type A
Mark DeRosa - Type B
Nick Johnson - Type B
Hideki Matsui - Type B
John Grabow - Type A
Scott Eyre - Type B
Joe Beimel - Type B
Will Ohman - Type B
Other FA Pitchers:
Kiko Calero - Type B
Who would you want to fill the needed positions and how much would you allocate to them?
There are plenty of trade targets out there as well that have been mentioned that include Halladay, Bradley, Dunn etc.