Check this ... I did this for a post somewhere else to explain why "keeping the band together" was NEVER an option. What would it cost to the cap to have kept the "big names" we lost just for 2013 with the understanding that they sign here for exactly what they signed elsewhere:
Ellerbe : $2.425mil
Williams: $6mil (haven't seen the structure so just putting in his $6mil/year)
Reed: $6mil (again, no real data but he wants $6mil so just plugging that in for now)
That's $31.86million against the cap alone. Don't forget we still have $2mil tenders out to Pitta and Jones ... $35.86mil .... McKinnie is still out there. He was $3.25mil last year I believe ...
So you're over $38mil against the cap, or sitting here today with $26million over the cap and you still have the draft coming up and about 10 other FAs to deal with.
Edited by DMH_in_WA, 14 March 2013 - 07:56 PM.