Brian McTaggart checks in with Ed Wade, who says that payroll will shrink from last year. He didn't say to what level, but that it would be substantial enough that Valverde and Tejada will go elsewhere:
"I'm not going to get into that level of detail. It was under where it was a year ago. Our desire is to work a number of younger players into our mix and we have every intention of doing that. That will have an impact on the final number."
That sound you hear? That's Chris Johnson clicking his heels.