Here's some encouraging news: The team's ownership is said to be willing to take its 2007 payroll into the $95 million range -- or possibly even higher, as long as the first number remains a nine.
Considering that Dave Cameron's offseason plan was working under the assumption of a sub 90M payroll, this is a big boost. The 7-12M of space that Dave quoted would now be 17-22M and since I feel that Dave was overly generous on some aspects, I would say it's probably another 3-4M on top of that.
So, go hog wild with some rosterbation.
Just going to show you how worthless it is, the 2006 Red Sox eclipsed the record setting 2003 Mariners as the team with the highest fielding percentage in baseball history.