Since there have been many debates on here regarding payroll - some related to "We can't Afford Adam Dunn", or "we can't afford to sign this guy or that guy" - and many scenarios put out there for contracts, etc. I decided to do some research and put out the most exact details of our Payrolls for 2008 and 2009.

For reference, the 2007 Payroll is at about $70M - total out pay, including buyouts, cash paid to other teams for trades (LaRue, e.g.), etc.

These numbers are for people CURRENTLY Scheduled to be on the 2008 and 2009 roster, with Guaranteed salaries OR options. Numbers in Millions.

I've taken very few liberties - e.g. putting my choice of RP's at/under $500K, including Santos; swapping out Gosling for a Bray or Maj wouldn't change but a few 100K at most. Counting Bailey on the 2008 roster. Votto in, Hatteberg out, etc.

2008:

SP

Harang R 6.500

Arroyo R 3.950

TBD

Bailey R 0.380

Belisle R 0.480

RP

Weathers R 3.000 approx. Salary is 2.75M but due escalators based on innings/appearances

Stanton L 3.000

Coffey R 0.925

Santos R 0.500 approx.

Burton R 0.380

Coutlangus L 0.380

Gosling L 0.380

OF

Griffey Jr L 8.447 approx. Annual Salary is $12.5M per year, however most of it deferred ($6.5Mper); ESPN however had his 2007 salary at $8.446M

Dunn L 13.000 Club Option, $500K buyout

Freel R 3.000

Hamilton L 0.380

Hopper R 0.380

IF

Gonzalez R 4.625

Castro R 0.975

EE R 0.408

Phillips R 0.408

Votto L 0.380

Keppinger R 0.380

C

Ross R 2.250

Valentin S 1.300 Club Option, 75K buy-out

TOTAL 2008 PAYROLL 55.807

Other Options:

Guardado L 3.000 Club Option, no buyout

Hatteberg L 1.850 Club Option, 150K buyout

That leaves you about $15M short of 2007 payroll, and short a SP

2009:

SP

Harang R 11.000

Arroyo R 9.500

TBD

Bailey R 0.380

Belisle R 0.480

RP

CLOSER TBD

Stanton L 2.5M Club Option, $500K buyout

TBD

TBD

Burton R 0.380

Coutlangus L 0.380

Gosling L 0.500

OF

Griffey/Bruce 0.400 Bruce + $4M buyout for Griffey, otherwise $12.5M (or 8.446, etc…)

Dunn L 15.000

Freel R 4.000

Hamilton L 0.380

Hopper R 0.380

IF

Gonzalez R 5.375

Castro R 1.1M $100K buyout

EE R 0.408

Phillips R 0.408

Votto L 0.380

Keppinger R 0.380

C

Ross R 3.500

TBD

TOTAL 2009 PAYROLL 53.230

*Short a back-up Catcher, 2 RP, and a SP

counting Dunn at $15M and Bruce at 400K

PEACE

-BLEEDS