Lots of new info coming out, Pastornicky could be penciled in at SS, McCann has maxxed out his contract with Silver Sluggers and All Star selections. Post GM meetings, pre-Winter Meetings, where do the Braves stand, what do they need and what are other options? Frank Wren is listening, but not pulling the trigger too quickly.
Lowe is owed $10M
McCann C $11.5M
Freeman 1B ~0.5M
Uggla 2B 13M
Pastornicky SS ~0.425M
Chipper 3B 14M (13M salary + 1M signing bonus in Jan)
Prado LF ~4.5M
Bourn CF ~7M
Heyward RF ~0.6M
total so far = ~$61.525
Minor or Teheran ~$0.45M
Rotation = ~$15.55M Total so far = ~$77.075
Bullpen total = ~$4.875M Total so far = ~$81.950M
Bench total = $5.125M needing 2 players Total so far = ~$87.075M
With a small increase in salary over 2011's $91M starting salary (per Cot's) it looks like we have $4-8M available for 2 bench guys to back up SS and CF unless we trade more salary away. We can still talk to Moylan too. Moving Prado to the bench doesn't help much unless we get a SS/CF combo for the other bench guy.
Hoover and Vizcaino are certainly question marks for the pen.