Couple of interesting notes just came in via the fine Bucco Blog.
First off, the Cubs may push payroll all the way up to $120MM. The author indicates that Lou Piniella wants Aramis Ramirez, Jason Schmidt, and Gary Sheffield for his 2007 Cubs.
Second, the Pirates are looking at a $65MM payroll for next season. Bucco Blog says that means at least $25MM to spend. With roughly $35MM tied up, the Pirates should be big spenders no matter how the exact math stacks up.
Lot of money flowing out of the NL Central this winter.