Think the FO is thinking we will franchise Troy in the offseason?
2011 cap hits:
Troy - ~$8.6M
Timmons (pre-deal) - ~$2.8M
Timmons (new deal) - ~$4.7M
So, if they can subsume Troy's 2011 hit into a deal spread over, say, 4 years (?), it would need to be about $6.7M rather than $8.6M. Not sure how they would structure, but entirely feasible.