3:08PM: The Rangers have announced that they have re-signed RFA minor leaguers Gabriel Fontaine and Darren Raddysh.
Both signed two-year deals with Georgiev’s cap hit of $2.425 million and DeAngelo’s being $4.8 million.
Both will still be RFAs when their contracts expire.
Cap Friendly says that the Rangers have $10.8 million in cap space, though the Rangers need to save between $3.9 million and $5.6 million to cover potential bonuses for their entry-level players.
Cap Friendly‘s $10.8 million includes newly signed Colin Blackwell ($725,000), Kevin Rooney ($750,000) and Anthony Bitetto ($737,500) as part of the roster.
Ryan Strome (11/5) and Brendan Lemieux (11/6) are RFAs with arbitration hearings scheduled.
Adam Rotter: I’m not sure what else the Rangers are looking to do this offseason, if anything, but they are sort of held up until Ryan Strome’s situation gets resolved. When you combine Strome’s eventual cap hit with the bonus issue, the Rangers are very much up against the salary cap. Some of that can be massaged based upon which depth players the Rangers carry or which prospects do or don’t make the team, but it’s not a ton of room to maneuver and improve the areas they wanted to improve in. Brendan Lemiuex could get signed before Strome’s situation is handled and the Rangers can go over the cap, if need be, until the start of next season to give them more time to figure out how they want the roster to be constructed, but when you combine all the dead cap space from the buyouts and the performance bonuses, the Rangers could very well be done this offseason once the RFAs are signed.