From what I remember draft picks aren't included until they sign their deals this summer so we have a lot of time before we worry about that. The issue is that you have to always stay under the cap as soon as you sign a new player so expect Gettleman to have a number of potential deals with various current players which he can execute if they need money to sign a potential FA. For example he likely won't do anything with Godfrey until he has a player he wants or decides he can't contribute. But there is no need to cut him yet. The same with Smitty. We keep him until we need to make a move and ask him to restructure or change the contract. If he does he stays. If not we likely cut him if we find his replacement.
If he made all these deals all at once and freed up 10 or 20 million more in cap space then he can't cry we are so cap strapped and try to get players to give us a discount. Guys like Hardy will hold out for more guaranteed money and for contracts not to be so back loaded. So you need money as you move forward but you need to always stay close to the cap so we can keep crying the "woe is me" tune.
Gonna be interesting