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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:19 AM
Potential Free Agents:
Pos. Player 2011 salary
3B Aramis Ramirez $14.6 million
RF Kosuke Fukudome $12.5 million*
P Carlos Silva $11.5 million
1B Carlos Pena $10 million**
P John Grabow $4.8 million
P Kerry Wood $1.5 million
P Rodrigo Lopez $1 million
OF Reed Johnson $900,000
P Doug Davis $900,000
P Ramon Ortiz $900,000
Total $58.6 million
*-Indians assumed $1 million of $13.5 million salary when Fukudome traded to Cleveland in July.
**-Pena’s one-year contract included a $2 million bonus paid last December that technically charged to the 2010 payroll and includes $5 million due in January to allow it to be applied against next year’s payroll.
Note: Wood and Johnson are strong possibilities to return next year; Ramirez has said he’ll exercise his right to become a free agent if the team picks up his $16 million contract option unless he’s offered a multi-year extension.
MONEYBALL: 2012 CUBS
The Cubs have $69.6 million
committed in 2012 payroll to seven players, assuming Ryan Dempster exercises his player option and the team exercises its option on Jeff Samardzija. Six more on the potential 25-man roster are eligible for arbitration.
’12 salary (signed thru)
LF Alfonso Soriano $18 million (2014)
P Carlos Zambrano $18 million (2012)
P Ryan Dempster $14 million (2012)
P Carlos Marmol $7 million (2013)
CF Marlon Byrd $6.5 million (2012)
P Sean Marshall $3.1 million (2012)
P Jeff Samardzija $3 million (2012)
P Matt Garza $5.95 million
C Geovany Soto $3 million
IF Jeff Baker $1.175 million
C Koyie Hill $850,000
P Randy Wells $475,000
IF Blake DeWitt $460,000
Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:58 AM
Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:02 PM
and that's if payroll stays the same.. we don't really know what it'll be next year.
It's probably another 10 million or so for arbitration raises. ( I think the Cubs need to seriously look at extending Garza). Dempster's contract is either going to be a player option or he's going to re-sign for less. Even if they don't dump most of Zambrano and Soriano's contracts off the books, they still should have 30-40 million to play with this offseason.
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