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74 Million dollar Challenge

So every offseason I try to assemble a 25 man roster that I think would be able to compete using only free-agents, and within a budget of what I estimate will be at about the league's median salary.

Last years median salary (Ok not exactly median but the 15th highest salary) was the Tigers at 68.9 million. With all the new money around from new contracts and deals I think median salary will be about 74 million this year.

It is kind of a fun exersice I use to pass the time.

Here is my list at present (using only people who have already signed). I used the average amount they will recieve over life of contract.

Hopefully as more people sign I can make some improvements as I have 3 bench positions to fill and only .3 left.

SP    Loazia        7.1
SP    Burnett        11
SP    Paul Byrd   7
SP    Moyer        5.5
SP    Etherton        .4

RP    Danny Graves    0.65
RP    Rincon            1.5
RP    Witasick    1.4
RP    Bradford    1.4
RP    Chris Hammond    0.8
RP    Dotel            2.25
Closer    Jose Mesa       2.1

1B    Mientkiewicz    1.85
2B    Nomar Garcipara    6   
3B    Bill Mueller    4.75
SS    Pokey Reese    .8
RF    Rondell White    3.25
LF    Matt Lawton    0.4
CF    Jose Cruz Jr    2.9
C    Ramon Hernandez    6.9

C    Sandy Alomar    0.65
OF    Bernie Williams    1.5
IF   Miguel Cario 1    
Utility       
OF       
    Total            71.1

Interested to see other peoples lists or thoughts.

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