Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
I believe Hatteberg is due to earn $1.85M next year, not $1.675M (and depending on plate appearances, it could be as much as $2M). Jerry Gil can be added to that list since I believe he's being paid the ML minimum this year. Also, I believe Moeller isn't earning all of the $700,000 (he might not even be earning half of that). Enrique Cruz and Elizardo Ramirez had ML salaries for short periods of time this year, too. I think Jorge Cantu has a ML salary of $410,000 this year. And finally, if Guardado returns this year, he could earn more than $500,000. I hope that helps. Thank you for posting this.
Hatteberg has a club option for next season which is $175K if he gets 500 PAs, IIRC. My figures represent what the Reds payroll could
be if they let everyone they don't have under contract for next year walk. That's why I have them paying Dunn only $500K.
You may be right about Gil (oh, why do you have to pick on ol' Gil?). He hasn't been on the active roster this year so I left him off. Same with Cantu. I forgot about Cruz and Lizard was called up right when I finalized this.
Guardado has more clauses in his deal than a Hollywood pre-nup. I'm putting down what I expect the Reds to spend on him. I doubt he's going to make a lot - if any - of his incentives so I kept him at $500K.
A little history behind this: Back in 02, I believe, John Allen made the statement that arbitration raises and salary increases were going to eat up the payroll budget for the next season. Therefore they couldn't afford to go after a lot of free agents. So I put together a little spreadsheet of my own to see if it was true. The Reds don't whine anymore about this so it's kind of moot but I like doing this anyway just to see what could happen if they didn't bring back anyone who was under contract for the following season.