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Frank Coonelly Talks Payroll

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From Bill Brink in today's Post-Gazette: "Coonelly cited the Texas Rangers' $252 million expenditure on Alex Rodriguez, which crippled the Rangers for several years, as a cautionary tale against overspending on one player. That type of spending can also reduce the ability to re-sign current players on the roster, such as McCutchen and Walker." Really? Where do you start with this one? UPDATE: I don't know that it was in response to this thread, but Bill has added an extensive post on PG+ (subscription required) relating to his conversation with Frank Coonelly. It provides a great deal more context around FC's Texas/re-signing current players comment.