Well, here we go. Mods, if you would prefer this in the general off-season thread, feel free to move. I just thought there will be a lot of non-roster specific off-season stuff coming down the pike and a roster-specific thread was due with today's news. https://www.columbuscrewsc.com/post...es-options-contracts-eight-players-ahead-2019 Upshot on roster: 1) Options excercised on 8 players: Kempin, Lungaard; Sauro, Williams, Crognale, Maloney; Hansen, Argudo. 2) New contract for Abubakar. 3) Options declined on 5: Ketterer; Clark, Grella, Martinez; Jahn. Team remains in talks with Rico Clark. 4) Team in talks with Newell's Old Boys on Valenzuela. 5) Had 13 under contract prior to today. Leaving us 22 in the fold, including Steffen. With taljs ongoing on Valenzuela & Clark. Current roster breakdown: GK = 3. Steffen, Kempin, Lungaard. D = 8. Afful, Mensah, Sauro, Jimenez (M); Williams, Abubakar, Crognale, Maloney. M = 9. Trapp, Artur, Higuain, Santos, Hansen; Meram, Sosa, Argudo, Opoku. F = 2. Zardes; Mullins. --------- In talks: Valenzuela, Clark Likely gone: Steffen ------- I do not know how much pre-Steffen sale Garber bucks we have to pay down 2019 salaries, but I know there was some. We had a full 3 DPs last year: Pipa, Santos, & Valenzuela (young). The DP budget charge was $504k, so I assume anyone making more than that would have to be paid down with Garber bucks. Anywho, here is our list of guys who made more than the DP charge last year. 1. Pipa (DP) = $1,100,000. 2. Mensah (former DP) = $774,996 3. Santos (DP) = $747,600 4. Zardes = $630,000 5. Meram = $550,008 6. Valenzuela (young DP) = $282,000 We can pay everyone but Pipa down to under DP wages for less than $700k using last year's numbers. Assuming Valenzuela is re-signed for less than that, we should have the $$ from Steffen sale to get 2 DPs. Hopefully both attackers. Will try to do full roster thread soon. Peace. Have at with my mistakes, there will be plenty.