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Friday, December 28, 2007

Mets Salaries


I wanted to see how much The Wilpons are spending this year (08). These numbers are from Cots Baseball Contracts. The names that are bolded have options or are in their last years of their contract. Take a look.....

  1. Carlos Beltran $18,500,000.00
  2. Carlos Delgado $16,000,000.00
  3. Pedro Martinez $11,000,000.00
  4. Billy Wagner $10,500,000.00
  5. Moises Alou $7,500,000.00
  6. Orlando Hernandez $6,500,000.00
  7. Luis Castillo $6,000,000.00
  8. David Wright $5,000,000.00
  9. Brian Schneider $4,900,000.00
  10. Jose Reyes $4,000,000.00
  11. Scott Schowenweis $3,600,000.00
  12. Ramon Castro $2,300,000.00
  13. Matt Wise $1,200,000.00
  14. Marlon Anderson $1,050,000.00
  15. Damian Easley $950,000.00
The Following players must go through the arbitration process or I cannot find the players salary. The estimated '08 salary for each player is listed to the right of his name.
  1. Duaner Sanchez $ 700,000
  2. Oliver Perez $ 4,000,000.00
  3. John Maine $ 3,000,000.00
  4. Aaron Heilman $ 1,000,000.00
  5. Ryan Church $ 500,000.00
  6. Brian Stokes $ 380,000.00
  7. Endy Chavez $ 950,000.00
  8. Jorge Sosa $ 1,000,000.00
So after getting dizzy from counting and typing all those 0's, the total amount the Wilpons will be forking out this season is about $110,500,000.00. This is including the ESTIMATED salaries above, and is not including the Draft, minor league players and other team expenses.

In past 7 years the Mets have spent over $100,000,000.00 four times.
  • Opening Day payrolls for 25-man roster
    • 2007: $115,231,663
    • 2006: $101,084,963
    • 2005: $101,305,821
    • 2004: $ 96,660,970
    • 2003: $117,476,429
    • 2002: $ 94,633,593
    • 2001: $ 93,674,429
    • 2000: $ 79,800,000
Last year, only the Yankees and Red Sox spent more money than the Mets. In 2009, the Mets payroll might be lower than in 2008. This all depends on two things...

A) What free-agents the Mets sign.
B) If they re-sign any of our own players.

I'm hoping that the Twins decide to keep Johan Santana and let him become a free-agent at the end of this upcoming season. This will enable the Mets to pay him money and keep all of their prospects, as opposed to trading 5 player to the Twins for 1...The Braves 1B Mark Texeria is also a free-agent at the end of the '08 season. Look for Omar & Co. to try and sign some big name players next November.

1 comments:

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