M’s spend, skimp, as 2007 approaches
The M’s are going to claim they’re way over $100m in payroll this year. Larry Stone covers the new old math
The team is using a working budget figure of $111 million, which includes about $103 million in raw salaries, another $6 million or so in pro-rated signing bonuses, and their annual “contingency fund” of $2 million for prospective deals and minor-league callups.
The M’s monetary woes are reflected in their interviewing process.