Friday, October 07, 2005

Strictly the Facts

Phillies Payroll 2006
  • Players under contract for 2006
My apologies for terrible formatting. I tried countless ways to get it to line up right, but no luck. It may not bug anyone, but it is killing me. Don't worry, I'll get over it.

1B Jim Thome................... 15.00 (dollars in millions)
RF Bobby Abreu............... 13.00
LF Pat Burrell................... 9.50
SP Randy Wolf.................. 9.00
SP Jon Lieber................... 7.25
C Mike Lieberthal............ 7.50
SS Jimmy Rollins.............. 5.00
3B David Bell..................... 4.50
SP Cory Lidle..................... 3.30
RP Rheal Cormier............. 2.50
IF Tomas Perez................. 0.70

Total.................................... 77.75
  • Arbitration eligible Phillies 2006
SP Brett Myers
OF Jason Michaels
RP Aaron Fultz
SP Vicente Padilla
OF Endy Chavez
  • Players with less than three years MLB service time
2B Chase Utley
1B Ryan Howard
P Ryan Madson
RP Geoff Geary
  • 2006 Free Agents
RP Billy Wagner
RP Ugueth Urbina
CF Kenny Lofton
C Todd Pratt
IF Ramon Martinez
OF Michael Tucker
  • The Others - All under contractual control
C Carlos Ruiz, P Gavin Floyd, P Robinson Tejeda, P Eude Brito, OF Shane Victorino, OF Chris Roberson, P Pedro Liriano, IF Matt Kata

So to summarize, there are 11 players under currently under contract next year due $77.75 million. Let's say Wagner comes back for the 3-year, $27 million offer (the merits of this as a baseball move are clear, but the economics clearly complicate the matter - you won't see the last of this issue, we'll discuss it further as it develops). Anyway, if the Phils make that move that would mean 12 players signed for about $86.75 million (it would depend on the exact year-to-year structure of the Wagner deal). You still need 13 more guys to field a team. If every player was paid the minimum (absolutely not a possibility, 0%), the payroll would be bumped up to $90.65 million or so ($300,000 x 13 players = $3.9 million). All of this is kind of pointless since it assumes Wagner signs and, to me, that is one pretty big assumption. However, this little exercise does show us what kind of financial bind the Phils have put themselves in for 2006. But fear not - the situation is not hopeless. All it takes is a creative general manager willing to take some bold chances and.....oh who am I kidding, it's hopeless.

Doesn't make it any less interesting to talk about though.

4 Comments:

Blogger CindySander said...

Singapore Jails Bloggers for Racist Speech
A Singapore court Friday sentenced two ethnic Chinese to prison for posting racist remarks about ethnic Malays on the Internet, in what is considered a landmark case underscoring the government's attempts to ...
Hey, you have an awesome blog here! Keep it up. I have a home school resource site. It pretty much covers home school resource related stuff.

Come and check it out when you get time :-)

6:45 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Nice Blog my friend. Much better than mine!

Adam Hunter

6:53 PM  
Blogger Emily Santiago said...

Web 2.0: Conversation with Vinod Khosla
Vinod started by explaining that, contrary to the rumor, he is not starting a fund, he is just investing his own capital hiring a few people to help with this.
Find out how you can buy and sell anything, like things related to music on interest free credit and pay back whenever you want! Exchange FREE ads on any topic, like music!

7:03 PM  
Blogger JMStampone said...

That format is bugging the hell out of me. Keep up the good work.

10:16 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home