The Twins and Cutting Payroll
There's a lot of moaning about the Twins having cut the payroll for 2012. If you're one of the complainers, assuming you had $115M to $120M in payroll to spend, exactly where would you have spent it? Be realistic. The Twins were not going to get Pujols, Jose Reyes, C.J. Wilson, etc.
Here's a free agent tracker to help you out.
Please show how you would have spent $115M.
I'll help you out a bit
These guys were already under contract:
These guys were arbitration eligible
That's $6.88M; Total is now $71.13M. You have approx. $44M to spend on 15 more guys. Good luck.
These guys were signed as free agents:
The rest of the roster is made up of guys in the Twins system and are getting paid (typically) $.5M or the minimum of $.48M