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Angels Official Website: Angels could free up payroll with non-tenders


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'If you add the 10 Angels players already under contract -- Josh HamiltonAlbert PujolsJered WeaverC.J. WilsonErick AybarHowie Kendrick, Blanton, Smith, Chris Iannetta and Burnett -- plus the $15 million and $18.6 million they owe the Yankees for the final season of Vernon Wells' deal, the Angels are already at about $154 million for the CBT payroll.


 


Then there are the projected arbitration salaries for Trumbo ($4.7 million), Freese ($4.4 million), Frieri ($3.4 million) and Salas ($700,000), putting them slightly over $167 million. If Williams, Hanson, Jepsen and Nelson were also tendered contracts, that figure would be at about $177.5 million. And if you add the rest of the 40-man-roster contracts, they'd be just below $189 million if everyone makes the 2014 minimum of $500,000.


 


So, by the end of Monday's non-tender deadline, the Angels will have somewhere between roughly $9 million and $500,000 in payroll flexibility".


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I think Williams and Jepsen will be tendered contracts.  Doesn't make sense to not tender them and let them walk away.  Especially in this pitchers market.  If they need to clear their salary, they could always trade them later on and at least get something.  

 

Hansen would be more risky, just because of the pricetag on him.  He's more of a trade before the non tender deadline and at least get something for him.  

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Considering what free agent pitchers are going for on the market right now Hanson may be a tender for the simple fact that he could be traded to a team in need of a 5th starter. If Dipoto has performed the groundwork he may have found 2 or more trade partners in the hopes of moving him for an A-ball prospect if possible. Otherwise if no one has inquired then yes he's probably gone.

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I feel like they bust the CBT anyway, but just for the record, only the 25 man roster counts against the tax, plus about 81,000 for the fifteen guys not on the roster. Not 500k. There are different amounts if the player has been on the major league roster for a day and if they have not. Still, 15 x 81k is about 1.2 million, whereas 15 x 500 k = 7.5 Million, or about a $6M difference.

 

So, once again, Alden Gonzalez fails to do his research and comes off like an authority on numbers. They'll have between $10M and $18M in room, because of the above plus the fact that the $15M is an outright estimate of 1/30th the benefit costs which for 2013 was 10.8 Million. 

 

So, It's more likely to be in the $12.5M range.

 

Assuming the AAV Payroll to be at $152 M for all contracts that count, including the 13M and 18.6M owed for the benefits and Vernon Wells, then adding in the adjusted contract amounts for Trumbo, Frieri, Freese, & Salas, they'd be around $165.2 Million. And adding in between 10 minimum salaried players at 500k=ish a piece, they'd be at 170M with 19M in room, then add the 15 guys in at 81k and you're at $172.5M. And about 18 Million in room.

 

Tendering contracts to Williams, Hanson, Jepsen, & Nelson means four less 500K contracts, which means their actual hit is like $8M more, leaving them with between 9 Million and 18 Million in room.

 

Also remember that Wells' figure is based on 7 years at 126 M which is a flat 18M AAV, not a big deal, but every penny counts.

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  • DiGiovanna adds that the Angels are expected to clear more than $10MM in payroll by non-tendering Tommy HansonJerome Williams and Chris Nelson, which should allow them to pursue a free agent starting pitcher (Twitter links). DiGiovanna also mentions that Kevin Jepsen's status is still up in the air at this time and there's no decision on whether or not to tender him a contract.

 

 

Again, I don't get the non tendering of Hanson and Williams.  You can always tender them, then trade them.  And considering what FA pitchers are getting, I think there would be some market for them.  Heck, I think Blanton even has a market.  Also, by non tendering Hanson and Willams, you are getting closer to a Blanton rotation.  We will literally have zero depth at SP even if we sign another starter or two.

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I think Williams and Jepsen will be tendered contracts.  Doesn't make sense to not tender them and let them walk away.  Especially in this pitchers market.  If they need to clear their salary, they could always trade them later on and at least get something.  

 

Hansen would be more risky, just because of the pricetag on him.  He's more of a trade before the non tender deadline and at least get something for him.  

Hanson has to go, too bad that Jepsen isn't after 11.5 seasons in this org.

Williams needs to stay.

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