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money that will be freed up

The Angels will have a good chunk o' change coming off the books this off season.

-- Guerrero - $15m
-- Escobar - $9.5m
-- Lackey - $9m
-- Figgins - $6m
-- Abreu - $5m
-- Oliver - $3.6m
-- Quinlan - $1m

I think that is a complete list. ---I didn't well in math in high school or college but that is 49.1 million.

Assuming obviously that we don't resign Q and Escobar, that leaves 49.1 million between Vlad, Lackey, Figgy, Abreu, Oliver

You have to assume that Vladdy wont get 15 mill on his next contract, People commonly believe he is done I don't, however, I just believe he is done in RF. You bring him back for 10 million for 2 years with the understaning that he will play Rf only 2-3 times a month to give guys a rest at the DH spot. I say bring it on

Oliver is our only lefty in the pen and even at 3 million maybe sign him to a one year deal. (his agent will probably want a 2-3 year deal)

That leaves 36.1 million to spend on Lackey, Figgy, and Abreu. without even raising what you have spent this season, and even then Arte has shown the ability to pull the string and bump up payroll.

My prediction is we sign 2 of the three with probably Lackey being the odd man out. I think with Figgy, holding down 3b and Aybar solidifying himself at SS that leaves Wood with no plave to go. Loosing our #1 stater + wood to me means that Halliday will definetely be on our radar. But which do you prefer, Halliday or Lackey?

You also have the issue of all of these Type A's we will have Abreu, Figgy and Lackey for sure and I think I heard that Vladdy might be one too. If we trade Wood + a bunch of prospects and get a Halliday in return might be a good deal in the end, since we would get two great picks for Lackey (and anyone else that doen't come back)

I want this team intact as long as possible I like the chemistry and the ability to win. If only there was a magical way to get rid of Mathis, GMJ and get some bullpen help in return but that is a pipedream

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