Earlier, I wrote that no less than $150,000 and as much as $225,000 will be available/under SMS; I have reviewed my numbers and it is higher; hence,there should be no less than $300,000 and as much as $384,000 available/under SMS.
Only for Brown,Estelle,Boulay and Anderson the savings will be no less than $132,000; another area were there will be savings is 1 game injury list. The Als budget an amount ranging between $240,000 to $300,000 for players on 1 game injury list; in terms of players,it is an equivalence of roughly 5 players,mainly players earning less than $60,000. Without the 9 game injury list to many starters, players such as Hecth,Dublanko,Ridgeway,Surla, for a few games, would have been on the 1 game injury list for most of the regular season; in the 2011 regular season,only 44 games were lost-equivalence of 2.4 players- for players on 1 game injury list; I don't recall a year were it has been so low.The savings in this area should be at roughly $144,000.
The savings will enable the Als to sign key players,before the end of December31,2011. These players could be offered a signing bonus and a base salary in line with 2011 for 2012. I definitely expect that Flory and Bourke will be signed. Jamel Richardson could also sign an extension. Brendan Whitaker and Seth Williams,who will be in their option year in 2012, could also be signed. I do know that Brian Bratton,Brandon London and Billy Parker have already signed contract extensions. Andrew Woodruff couldalso be offered an extension.