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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #900: December 31, 2017, 12:45:52 PM »
It seems that the new luxury tax system under the new CBA is going to constrain us (and others) from going over the cap.  That means we aren't going to be able to take on Realmuto's salary, and I can't imagine anyone would take on Wieter's unless we pay for it in prospects.  That means a ridiculous overpay for Realmuto.
What I think Janes says is that, yes, they are going to be over this year, but probably not by a ludicrous amount, and then, with a ton coming off next year (in addition to Harper, Murphy, and Gio,  there's Wieters, Madson, Kelley, and a few others), they could re-sign Harper and still have maybe $40MM of cap room.  Realmuto would not change that.

I wonder if Difo for Realmuto would work?  They need IF help, with no one established besides Castro (if they don't flip him).  Sanchez then becomes your back up unless you make a signing.  If you think Goodwin could be a 2d division starter, then you might have another piece to move.