I think we were all banking on the Indians payroll going to 65-70 million next year. Since they have 50 mil on the books it looked like we had 15-20 mil. open for a 2B, Closer, Reliever (or 2), and maybe a corner OF if there was anything left.
With the Barfield acquisition which seems like a winner on all fronts it would appear we might have as much as 20 million to fill up the remaing holes. So where does that 4-5 mil. that was earmarked for a 2B go? Shapiro alluded to some "surprises" this offseason in the PD today. Is his hand the ring for Carlos Lee all of the sudden?? What else could be up his sleeve??