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Over the next few seasons, some of baseball's brightest young stars will become free agents for the first time. And while baseball fans like myself are excited to see how much money these young stars will get on the open market, simply thinking about a new contract must be a scary thought for the mid-level teams who simply do not have the salary structure to take on huge contracts. How can the Brewers expect to keep Prince Fielder after 2012 if their payroll remains around $80 million?

Is there any possible way that the Indians can keep Grady Sizemore after 2012 if their payroll remains around $80 million?

And how in the world will the Twins be able to sign Joe Mauer after 2011 if their payroll refuses to rise from $65-$70 million?

The answer: there's simpl ...

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