1) Andre really bent us over a barrel with that last contract. The final two years of his contract are going to cost us over $13 million in cap room each. Hopefully we're not talking about Andre's hamstrings in 2015 like we talked about Bagwell's shoulder in 2005.
I've never been able to find solid info on cap numbers, but I just stumbled upon Spotrac and snooped around for a few minutes. I'd recommend it to anybody who is curious about our cap situation. I'm not sure how accurate they are, but they certainly have more detailed information than Rotoworld. Looking at individual salaries though, I've gleaned a few things:
6) I had hoped for an early Duane Brown extension, but his 2012 salary is just $1.3 million. I'm not sure a potential long-term discount is worth the difference of a 2012 raise.
I'm not sure if they're up-to-date on restructured contracts, and they're missing detailed info on our 2011 off-season acquisitions, but we seem to be in pretty good shape overall. There's really only one horrible contract (DeMeco) and one pretty bad one (Antonio Smith, despite solid production).