08:11 AM ET 10.15 | There may be as many as five spots open the Rays' lineup, which means, again, that Tampa Bay will have to be creative with the payroll in 2013. After increasing from $44 million in 2008 to $63 million in 2009 and $73 million in 2010, they scaled back to $42 million in 2011 then back up in 2012. What helps? Shedding free agents Carlos Pena, B.J. Upton, Luke Scott and Kyle Farnsworth chops off more than $22.5 million. What hurts? With built-in and projected arbitration increases, it will cost them around $50 million to keep the rest of the core, and that's for about 17 players. So that wouldn't seem to leave room for many impactful additions without any meaningful subtractions.