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11-15-2012, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by dredeye View Post
What market would there be for Buerhle in all seriousness? Not sure what the potential return could be for him. But if they could convince Grienke to come that would be just ridiculous. The problem I see with that is finding the money to re up JJ if they wanted to.
Well, Buerhle is very durable and can be a solid innings eater for a team with some payroll to burn ala Chicago Cubs. Also we can kick in the $8 Million coming our way in that deal to make the financial implications reduced to only $40 million over 3 years, much more affordable for a team in need of a veteran rotation presence.

Also with Buck and Lind's contract coming off the books and a nice $52 Million TV revenue starting in 2014 I doubt there is any issue retaining Josh Johnson and having a Payroll in the 140-150 million range in the next few years, especially if the fans start showing up again.

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