I'm not so good at this projected payroll kind of stuff, so why not let Shamus lead the discussion, and in the center column? --- rastronomicals
The Astros are on the hook for these players.
Total 40.75 Million
So I think the Astros will have 18 players locked up for next year at a high-ball 62.19million. You can also see that gives them 3SP, 2OF, 1?C, and no third baseman. I think Ensberg and Huff will make about the same next year so if I have to pick I would go with Ensberg for (19)@67.69Mil total.
In my estimation that gives the Astros around 28mill to round out the other 6 players on a 95million payroll. I think the payroll should be among the leagues highest and I think 95M will be around the top 7 in MLB next year.
Can the Astros get an OF, 2 SP, C, 2 bench players for 28M, or is the payroll higher? Any thoughts on any of this?
Who is the most important FA for the Astros to get?
Pettitte 12M (2 votes)
Lee 15 M (3 votes)
Soriano 16M (0 votes)
Catcher (Molina or Estrada)4-6M (1 vote)
6 total votes