Re: homegrown players.
posted at 12/21/2013 10:18 AM EST
Remember, some of your homegrown players are going to turn into 100MM players, and your going to resign/extend a few of them. Not all, but a few.
Were about the same age, so I grew up with Fisk, Yaz, Dewey, etc. , as well.
If they only had minor FA signings (5M or less) and Homegrown players, they could field competetive teams because guys like Pedey, Xander, Middy, JBJ, Lester and Buch are a good mix of young players and seasoned vets. Their paychecks are obviously different, but all home grown.
There are only 3 teams with a payroll under 60M and TB as well as Houston could easily pass that in 2014. Miami beingthe other team
5 teams between 60-80MM
The big number is almost half the teams in MLB sit between the 80-120MM mark with 13 teams. Thats a pretty good payroll to compete.
7 teams between 120-right up to the LT and 2 surpassed the LT and the 200MM mark.
So, the majority of teams have a pretty decent payroll between 80 and 120MM.