I took on a total crap team with almost zero talent but a lot of cap space. Let me try to detail the situation first off:
20 million used payroll
105 available payroll
16 players on ML roster, most are arb eligible
14 players on AAA roster
My problem is I want to release almost all of the ARB eligible guys and can not do it because of the roster limits. If I go below 20 on my ML roster I can't make moves.
My goal is to build a brand new team with 18-19 new players through free agency, waivers, and rule 5. I want to see how many wins I can get in one season. I don't know how to cut those crap players.
The only alternative I know of is to promote a bunch of crap players to the ML level and then release them later. This would probably cost me 6 million in payroll by time I promote a bunch of crap players and then replace their minor league spots later. Is there a better way? I was truly fired up about this experiment, now I'm not so sure I can even attempt what I was trying to do.
Any help is appreciated.