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2007: Fill in the Blanks, Part II

With a few more pieces of the jigsaw puzzle either falling into place, or being thanked for their services and sent on their way, here is my current best guess at how the 2007 Opening Day Roster will shape up. I've also included salaries - estimated for some people (largely based on shoewizard's figures over at DBBP) - to give us an idea as to what we'll have left as far as payroll goes.

Starters
1B: Jackson - 360K
2B: Hudson - 3.3M
SS: Drew - 340K
3B: Tracy - 2.75M
C: Snyder - 360K
C: Montero - 340K
RF: Quentin - 340K
CF: Young - 340K
LF: Byrnes - 3.5M

Bench
Clark - 1M
DaVanon - 1.1M
Hammock - 340K
Callaspo - 340K

Rotation
P1: Webb - 4.5M
P2: ????
P3: Batista - 5M
P4: Hernandez 2.0 - 7M
P5: Edgar Gonzalez - 340K

Bullpen:
Cruz - 700K
Valverde - 800K
Medders - 350K
Lyon - 1.2M
Pena - 340K
Vizcaino - 2.5M
Slaten - 340K

The good news is, that only comes to a total of about $37.5m as it stands, with just one spot (the #2 pitcher) to fill. There are some caveats to the above, in that it doesn't include a) the amount we're paying to the Mets for Shawn Green, b) the amount we're paying to keep the Manatee in Twinkies and deep-fried chicken, and c) any component of Stephen Drew's signing bonus. With an expected payroll around the $60m mark, the question would be, which of the above extras are counted by the organization towards the total. That would decide how much we can afford to pay Pitcher #2 - most likely obtained through a trade rather than free agency.

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