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07-05-2012, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Feed Me A Stray Cat View Post
I'm reminded of Billy Beane in this situation. The As couldn't replace Giambi individually, but they could do their best to do it in the aggregate. Lou needs to take the same approach, especially under budgetary constraints.

Sign Wellwood (2yr/$1.5M per), Huselius (2yr/$3.0M per), and maybe someone like Moore (1yr/$1.0M). Players with specific skillsets that can be had for below market value.

Kovalchuk - Zajac - Huselius
Elias - Henrique - Zubrus
Wellwood - Josefson - Clarkson
Carter - Gionta/Moore - Bernier
Judging by some reports, we made a "competetive offer" to Zach which means that Lou likely offered him anywhere from 8-12 million in salary next season. I assume that this money is still available and we have about 10 million to play around with before we reach the budget limit. No idea if it's true but I hope it's right. I like some of your suggestions but going for a bigger fish like Semin should be possible.

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