With all things revolving around the magic $189m in 2014, why not bump it up a year now so that 2014 is our new beginning?
Hear me out...
The whole idea is to get under $189m so that the luxury tax resets at 17% rather than go to 50% , right?
Well, then lets do it right now since this years FA class is awful and be back at it next winter.
Let the following leave for draft picks and/or trade them:
Kuroda - $10 mil
Andy - $2.5 mil
Swisher - $10 mil
Soriano- $11 mil
Grandy- $14 mil
That's about $55 million off the books and we can keep Cano and maybe sneak Andy back in there .
Suck it up for a year, even if we drift back to the pack.
Romine or cervelli or Stewart
Vet retread or Andy