I want them to trade for Cliff Lee pretty badly. A trade would turn the team into an instant WS contender.
If he plays, the original point is moot.
If Gardner was going to sign for Curtis Granderson type money, then Cashman would want to keep him.
Sounds about right. I'm leaning towards 4/60
But it's also a wild assumption that they haven't pursued players because of budget. It's easy to look at guys like Wells and Ichiro and recognize that
That's what Upton got (the bad one) last year. I can see it happening -- the going rate for good players is basically 15M per.