The 2011 season is far off but I wanted to take a look at what our team could potentially look like in 2011.
First Base: Freddie Freeman ($400,000) total: $400,000
Short Stop: Alex Gonzalez ($2.5M club option likely to be picked up) total $2.5M
Right Field: Jason Heyward: (400,000) total: 400,000
Starting Pitching: Derek Lowe ($15M), Tim Hudson ($9M), Jair Jurrjens (first time arb. eligable $2-3M), Tommy Hanson ($400,000), Kenshin Kawakami ($6.67M), Kris Medlen ($400,000) total: $33.47-$34.47M
Options that I think will be picked up I put in the roster. We have 24 players accounted for next season. Medlen may miss next season but his salary is minimal and would probably be replaced by Minor if he pitches well this season. I strongly believe that Kawakami and McLouth will not be Braves next season but I included them becasue their contracts are guaranteed. If those 2 are gone that's $13.17M off the books, not including that salary that came back.
Some of our free agents that could come back are Erik Hinske and Takashi Saito. I'm going to hold Wagner to his word that he is retiring.
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