From time to time on here the subject of what the Reds' payroll will be or what a certain player(s) will be making the following season. It's always an interesting topic for discussion and in the past the Reds' front office has said to not expect a significant increase in payroll the next season because of who is under contract or because certain players are arbitration eligible and will be given hefty raises.
This didn't always ring true to me so I decided to see for myself what the straight story was. A few years ago I started tracking who was on the team, what salary they made and what salary they would command for next year. Thanks to JAX's site and other sources as well, I developed a spreadsheet devoted to that. This spreadsheet assumes that if the players under contract and under the Reds control are all re-signed and any player whose contract is up will not come back.
In this spreadsheet I've broken players down into 5 categories:
For all players who are eligible and ineligible for arbitration, I have assumed that the Reds are going to bring all of them back. Obviously that's not going to happen but most of these guys would fall in the latter category and won't swing the figures significantly one way or the other. I have also highlighted certain salaries in red. These are estimated salaries. I am making an educated guess as to what these players will be making next season. Also, I do not believe the minimum salary of $327,000 will be increasing for 2007. Again, that is not going to make a huge difference in payroll for the following season even if there was a small raise.
- Arbitration Eligible Players
- Arbitration Ineligible Players
- Players Receiving Increases In Salary
- Players Receiving Decreases In Salary
- Players That Have No Change In Salary
Players receiving increases in salary may be arbitration eligible but have already signed a contract for the following season. This category may also include players who are free agents but have a buyout in excess of what they made this year. Players who have player options for next year that, if they picked it up, would increase their salaries are also included.
Players receiving decreases in salary may have a buyout that would be less than what they made this year.
I have also chosen to use $12.5M for the salary the Reds pay Ken Griffey, Jr. since, even though they are deferring that salary, they are paying out $12.5M one way or another.
You'll also see some odd figures for some players, particularly the ones the Reds acquired during the season. This is an estimated amount of what the Reds will have paid them from when they joined the team until their contract was up or traded. Again, those figures will be in red.
If you have any questions or if I've omitted anyone or screwed something up, let me know. Many thanks to JAX and his website for most of these figures.
Code:Arbitration Eligible 2006 Salary 2007 Salary Grant Balfour 340,000 500,000 Aaron Harang 2,350,000 5,000,000 Sun-Woo Kim 100,000 1,000,000 Kyle Lohse 1,316,667 4,500,000 Total Arb Eligible 4,106,667 11,000,000 Arbitration Ineligible 2006 Salary 2007 Salary Andy Abad 20,000 327,000 Matt Belisle 327,000 350,000 William Bergolla 2,000 327,000 Bill Bray 150,000 350,000 Brandon Claussen 370,000 500,000 Todd Coffey 339,000 400,000 Chris Denorfia 200,000 327,000 Phil Dumatrait 0 327,000 Edwin Encarnacion 332,500 500,000 Michael Gosling 3,500 327,000 Brendon Harris 120,000 327,000 Norris Hopper 120,000 327,000 Anderson Machado 0 327,000 Gary Majewski 208,000 375,000 Chris Michalek 80,000 327,000 Ray Olmedo 100,000 327,000 Miguel Perez 0 327,000 Elizardo Ramirez 310,000 350,000 David Ross 500,000 750,000 Dane Sardinha 0 327,000 Brian Shackelford 230,000 350,000 Jason Standridge 240,000 350,000 Joey Votto 0 327,000 Brandon Watson 1,700 327,000 Total Arb Ineligible 3,653,700 8,853,000 Salary Increases 2006 Salary 2007 Salary Bronson Arroyo 2,750,000 3,800,000 Rheal Cormier 833,333 2,250,000 Adam Dunn 7,500,000 10,500,000 Ryan Freel 1,300,000 2,650,000 Chris Hammond 800,000 2,000,000 Scott Hatteberg 750,000 1,500,000 Jason LaRue 3,900,000 5,200,000 Eric Milton 8,000,000 9,000,000 Javier Valentin 1,150,000 1,250,000 Total Salary Increases 26,983,333 38,150,000 Salary Decreases 2006 Salary 2007 Salary Rich Aurilia 1,300,000 0 Mike Burns 60,424 0 Juan Castro 660,000 0 Royce Clayton 416,667 0 Ryan Franklin 866,666 0 Justin Germano 14,000 0 Eddie Guardado 800,000 0 Todd Hollandsworth 300,000 0 Jason Johnson 50,000 0 Austin Kearns 925,000 0 Felipe Lopez 1,350,000 0 Joe Mays 327,000 0 Quinton McCracken 327,000 0 Kent Mercker 1,350,000 0 Cody Ross 50,000 0 Scott Schoeneweis 800,000 0 Ryan Wagner 280,000 0 David Weathers 1,250,000 0 Rick White 300,000 0 Dave Williams 966,666 0 Paul Wilson 3,700,000 850,000 Tony Womack 1,100,000 0 Estaban Yan 869,565 0 Total Salary Decreases 18,062,988 850,000 No Changes In Salary 2006 Salary 2007 Salary Ken Griffey, Jr. 12,500,000 12,500,000 Total No Changes 12,500,000 12,500,000 Grand Total 65,306,688 71,353,000