Now that the season is winding down, talk turns to what payroll will be for next season. Now I'm in the dark as much as anyone with regards on what the Reds will do next year but what I'm attempting to do with this thread is basically show what the 2008 payroll could be if all players that the Reds do not have an obligation to in 2008 aren't re-signed. I have included Adam Dunn in this list simply because the only obligation the Reds have to him in 2008 is a $500K buyout. Whether or not they will exercise the option doesn't matter as far as this post goes.
This is broken down into 5 sections: 1. Arbitration eligible players (players who have 3-6 years in the big leagues) 2. Arbitration ineligible players (Players with less than 3 years in the majors. 3. Salary increases (players who have over 6 years service time and are signed through next season and will receive a raise for sure) 4. Salary decreases (players with over 6 years service time who can be free agents) 5. No changes in salary (Players who are signed through next season who will receive the same salary)
The 2008 salaries for the arbitration eligible and ineligible players are guesstimates and shouldn't really be too far off in what they will make in reality. There are a lot of players in the arbitration ineligible area and obviously all those guys didn't make what it says they did this year nor will they make what I estimate them to make in 08 because a lot of them will be in the minors. But that's not going to throw off the total by that much either way. I also had them being paid their full salary even if they were here a short time and are on split contracts but are still in the Reds organization. It's too much of a pain to figure out what Brad Salmon made while he was in the major leagues. The $390K figure is the minimum salary next season.
Most of these numbers are from JaxRed's site. It's also crosschecked with ESPN's and Cot's figures. The only salaries that I'll differ on are Jr.'s and Arroyo's. No matter how you slice it, the Reds are laying out $12.5M a year for Jr. And Arroyo's salary for next year includes his bonus. All players included either are or were on the 40 man roster at one time or another this year or were on the payroll last year and the Reds either exercised their buyout (as in Paul Wilson's case) or are paying part of their salary (as in Jason LaRue's case). Let me know if you have any questions or if you think the figures are wrong.
Code:Arbitration Eligible 2007 Salary 2008 Salary Kirk Saarloos 1,200,000 1,750,000 Brandon Phillips 407,500 1,800,000 Victor Santos 500,000 600,000 Matt Belisle 390,000 500,000 Total Arb Eligible $2,497,500 $4,650,000 Arbitration Ineligible 2007 Salary 2008 Salary Homer Bailey 380,000 400,000 Bill Bray 382,500 400,000 Jared Burton 380,000 390,000 John Coutlangus 380,000 400,000 Phil Dumatrait 380,000 400,000 Edwin Encarnacion 407,500 550,000 Michael Gosling 380,000 400,000 Josh Hamilton 380,000 450,000 Norris Hopper 380,000 400,000 Jeff Keppinger 380,000 400,000 Bobby Livingston 380,000 400,000 Pedro Lopez 250,000 390,000 Gary Majewski 390,000 420,000 Marcus McBeth 380,000 400,000 Brad Salmon 380,000 390,000 Ricky Stone 380,000 450,000 Joey Votto 0 390,000 Total Arb Ineligible $5,990,000 $7,030,000 Salary Increases 2007 Salary 2008 Salary Todd Coffey 400,000 925,000 Aaron Harang 4,275,000 6,750,000 David Weathers 2,500,000 2,750,000 Bronson Arroyo 3,800,000 6,400,000 Ryan Freel 2,650,000 3,000,000 Juan Castro 925,000 975,000 Alex Gonzalez 3,500,000 4,625,000 Mike Stanton 2,750,000 3,000,000 David Ross 1,600,000 2,525,000 Total Salary Increase $22,400,000 $30,950,000 Salary Decreases 2007 Salary 2008 Salary Scott Hatteberg 1,500,000 175,000 Mark Bellhorn 380,000 0 Jeff Conine 2,000,000 0 Rheal Cormier 2,250,000 0 Chris Denorfia 80,000 0 Adam Dunn 10,500,000 500,000 Eddie Guardado 500,000 0 Jason LaRue 2,950,000 0 Kyle Lohse 2,800,000 0 Eric Milton 9,000,000 0 Chad Moeller 700,000 0 Javier Valentin 1,250,000 0 Paul Wilson 850,000 0 Total Salary Decrease $34,760,000 $675,000 No Changes In Salary 2007 Salary 2008 Salary Ken Griffey, Jr. 12,500,000 12,500,000 Total No Changes $12,500,000 $12,500,000 Total $78,147,500 $55,805,000