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    The Bank

    Angels - $142,000,000
    Astros- 77,000,000
    A's- 68,000,000
    Jays- 71,000,000
    Braves- 92,000,000
    Brewers- 84,000,000
    Cardinals- 110,000,000
    Cubs- 135,000,000
    D'Backs- 57,000,000
    Dodgers- 120,000,000
    Giants- 119,000,000
    Indians- 50,000,000
    Marniers- 95,000,000
    Marlins- 58,000,000
    Mets- 143,000,000
    Nats- 69,000,000
    O's- 87,000,000
    Padres- 46,000,000
    Phillies- 166,000,000
    Pirates- 43,000,000
    Rangers- 93,000,000
    Rays- 43,000,000
    Reds- 81,000,000
    Red Sox- 164,000,000
    Rockies- 83,000,000
    Royals- 39,000,000
    Tigers- 107,000,000
    Twins- 114,000,000
    White Sox- 128,000,000
    Yankees- 208,000,000
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    Payrolls are currently the exact same as last years for each team (rounded up to nearest million), come state your cases to have yours raised.

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    Phillies:
    The phillies have recently started opening their pocket books. They have a minority owner who is a billionaire, was more or less the reason why we got cliff lee. He has said how he wants to win and will spend to do so. After factoring in arbitration estimates, we feel that a cap of 180mil is necessary so we can be players this offseason since any trade to clear up significant payroll could cripple our team

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    Quote Originally Posted by sexicano31 View Post
    Phillies:
    The phillies have recently started opening their pocket books. They have a minority owner who is a billionaire, was more or less the reason why we got cliff lee. He has said how he wants to win and will spend to do so. After factoring in arbitration estimates, we feel that a cap of 180mil is necessary so we can be players this offseason since any trade to clear up significant payroll could cripple our team
    Same for the Sox who have 2/5's of their rotation making $25.25M this year yet are both out (Lackey and Daisuke had TJ). Sox "real life" payroll is currently at or around this years luxury tax due to Gonzo's extension kicking in, player raises and projected arbitration raises which you have already covered. We need more money unless the fact that players on the DL don't count towards a teams 25 man roster. If that's the case in the mock as well, then Lackey, Dice-K and Jenks don't count towards my payroll because tecnically they are not on my 25 man roster.

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    The Pirates would like an increase in Payroll. In 2008 and 2009, our cap maxed out at 48.6 million. With a talented young core, we feel like we can drastically improve the team with more cash and put a better product on the field. If you give us a little more to work with, then I can start on the right foot in terms of setting goals and strategies. Thank you.
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    The Rays would like an increased payroll. 2011 was our year to save money so we can spend it this offseason. We squeaked by in making the playoffs this year with a payroll of just $43 mil, we feel we are 1-2 bats away from making a strong World Series push. Our 2010 payroll was close to $73 mil and we feel that if we have that much payroll flexibility with our current roster we will be able to make that World Series push. We need to show our fans that we can be players in free agency and we think opening the checkbook some will create buzz in the city and bring more fans to the stadium. We realize we are not a big market team and will still need to get creative about our roster, but an increased payroll will help fill our needs for a team that is already a playoff team.

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    Dear Mr. Lerner,

    The Washington Nationals are on the brink of success. It began with the draft, locking up future stars in Strasburg and Harper. Now, it ends with competing. Our GMs feel that with some extra change in the pocketbook, we could make runs at big time FAs and put this team on the top of the NL East.

    First, let's see what local Phillies fan The A Team had to say about the Nats this offseason:

    On Cespedes:
    Quote Originally Posted by The A Team View Post
    A lot of teams with money to throw around are going to get involved. Early indications are that the Phillies, Marlins, Yankees, Cubs, Red Sox, and Nationals are all among the most interested (not in that order). That's 6 teams that can really start throwing around money (weird to say that about the Marlins) if they decide they are going to sign this guy.
    On Pujols and Cespedes:
    Quote Originally Posted by The A Team View Post
    The Nationals could easily pursue both AND try to trade for a front line pitcher. The only constraint is man hours for their front office personnel. They have the money and they have the right pieces in place.
    On the Nats payroll:
    Quote Originally Posted by The A Team View Post
    For the right guys - those being players who can make the team a LOT better and pull in fans - they can bring payroll up into the 110 mil range in 2012. If they fully engage their market, which a series of moves like these would do, they can support a long term payroll of $160 million. They have a market that's only slightly weaker than Philadelphia.
    The last point addresses exactly what we hope to do this offseason. If we are allowed to make several key signings, we will engage the dormant Washington market and start making money. And, more importantly, start winning games. It started with Jayson Werth, and if you allow us to keep making splashes, we will reward you with a championship.

    Sincerely,

    PL

    Sidenote: The 69M figure is just a pittance compared to what the Nats actually have to spend. In real life, they have pursued Fielder, Buehrle, Cespedes, and others. We humbly request an increase in budget to 90M.

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    Toronto Blue Jays:

    Hello kind sir,

    Let me first say, now is the time for the Toronto Blue Jays. With the Yankees aging and Red Sox having lots of question marks, we feel now is the time for us to make our run. Our president Mr. Paul Beeston had this to say about when the time was right to make these moves:

    "With this city, with this country, with our market, we should be a city that can have $140 or $150MM in the way of salaries," team president Paul Beeston said at the State of the Franchise even in Toronto last night. "We should be able to support that and that's the direction that we're headed to."
    We feel, with the direction the division has taken, the available Free Agents, the depth of our farm system and the young talent we have on our roster, now is the time to get our payroll raised.

    We know our owners are ready and willing to spend the Billions that they have. Take a look at their information for 2010:

    Revenue CAD$12.14 billion (2010)
    Net income CAD$1.50 billion (2010)
    Total assets CAD$17.03 billion (2010)
    Total equity CAD$3.76 billion (2010)
    These are the richest owners in baseball, and in our market, with this team, now is the time to make a stand and bring winning baseball back to Toronto!

    We respectfully request our payroll to raise to 100 million dollars. We will make a statement to the league, our players and our amazing fans, that this team is willing to win once again.

    Thank You
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    Dear Mr. Castellini,

    As you know, we play in a very competitive NL Central division with powerhouse teams with significant payrolls like the Cubs, Cardinals, and Brewers. We have the fourth highest payroll in our division, yet we still have been able to compete for the past 3 years. This was also with the likes of Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols in our division as well, who may very well be gone, thus making this division very winnable. We already have a solid core intact, with Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, Jay Bruce, and Johnny Cueto, but the truth is that they also get raises every year, which creates new salary constraints for us to deal with.

    At our current payroll, we can not be players for any major free agents against the likes of the Cubs and Cardinals, and while these teams will continue to get better through precisely calculated free agent pick ups, we are left to fend for the scraps. We would like to change that method of thinking; we are only a piece or two away from a serious shot at contention. Some of the things that an increase in cap would allow us to do:

    Pursue a quality starting SS
    Create depth in the rotation
    Move some of the albatrosses currently on the team
    Invest in quality, young players to compliment our solid core

    T.O. and I feel like we can compete immediately with a bump up to $92,000,000. This is allows us the necessary room to enact our plans. Fear not though Mr. Castellini, we will not be handing out outrageous free agent contracts or taking on Alfonso Sorianoesque contracts. The moves this cap will allow us to make will also create an increase in revenue. The more people that come to our games, the more we can market our team. If we’re able to land 2 or 3 significant players, think of the merchandise we could sell as well. This increase in payroll will surely increase revenue, too. Finally, payroll has increased every year, why should this year be different? Now is the time to strike with Brandon Phillips coming off of his best year and prime Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, and Johnny Cueto. The Cubs, Cardinals, and Brewers are our main rivals. The Cubs have a 135 MM payroll, the Cardinals have a 110 MM payroll, and the Brewers have an 84 MM payroll; we know we are not the Cubs, so we believe a modest raise to 92 million isn’t far off as it would greatly increase our chance to contend.

    This is our chance.

    Thank you for your time and patience, sir. We hope to hear back from you shortly.

    Sincerely,

    Fukudome4MVP and T.O

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    Quote Originally Posted by sexicano31 View Post
    Phillies:
    The phillies have recently started opening their pocket books. They have a minority owner who is a billionaire, was more or less the reason why we got cliff lee. He has said how he wants to win and will spend to do so. After factoring in arbitration estimates, we feel that a cap of 180mil is necessary so we can be players this offseason since any trade to clear up significant payroll could cripple our team
    What are your arbitration estimates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AI4LIFE View Post
    Same for the Sox who have 2/5's of their rotation making $25.25M this year yet are both out (Lackey and Daisuke had TJ). Sox "real life" payroll is currently at or around this years luxury tax due to Gonzo's extension kicking in, player raises and projected arbitration raises which you have already covered. We need more money unless the fact that players on the DL don't count towards a teams 25 man roster. If that's the case in the mock as well, then Lackey, Dice-K and Jenks don't count towards my payroll because tecnically they are not on my 25 man roster.
    Why should the bank add to your payroll because of bad contracts? Shouldn't that be you and your teams responsibility...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaiza90 View Post
    The Pirates would like an increase in Payroll. In 2008 and 2009, our cap maxed out at 48.6 million. With a talented young core, we feel like we can drastically improve the team with more cash and put a better product on the field. If you give us a little more to work with, then I can start on the right foot in terms of setting goals and strategies. Thank you.
    We are looking for a better argument. What are your goals and strategies? Are you going to try to build a team to contend this year? What kind of increase are you looking for.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greetard View Post
    We are looking for a better argument. What are your goals and strategies? Are you going to try to build a team to contend this year? What kind of increase are you looking for.

    Thanks
    I apologize for the vagueness of the proposal.

    We are trying to build a winner in Pittsburgh. The fans haven't had a winning product in years. We are going to build a strong rotation and would like to add some power bats to the lineup. We are exploring all trade options and free agency options. The goal is to win the division.

    We would like a 10+ million increase in our cap. I am a new GM and this may be the year to take chances. Make a slight increase in investment and you will get a great product on the field for you and the fans.
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    Because apparently It wasn't said before,

    You get to ask for $$ TWICE

    That's it. Use it wisely

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaiza90 View Post
    I apologize for the vagueness of the proposal.

    We are trying to build a winner in Pittsburgh. The fans haven't had a winning product in years. We are going to build a strong rotation and would like to add some power bats to the lineup. We are exploring all trade options and free agency options. The goal is to win the division.

    We would like a 10+ million increase in our cap. I am a new GM and this may be the year to take chances. Make a slight increase in investment and you will get a great product on the field for you and the fans.
    For arguments sake - What cap # are you looking for? Just to get a number out there.

    Do you plan to make an impact through trading or FA?
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