Oakland Athletics Payroll in 2013 And Contracts Going Forward

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Monday, August.05, 2013

Coco Crisp is having a good season for the Athletics, while playing superb defense for the club.  He has a .251/.332/.752  triple-slash in 347 at-bats on the season. He has 10 HRs and 39 RBIs to include 16 Doubles and 87 hits overall. Coco is still a threat to steal bases with him swiping 16 bases and has only been caught four times. He also shows tremendous plate discipline with walking  and striking out 45 times this season. He is a switch-hitter, but prefers to face right-handers with a .275 batting average in 218 at-bats. He does struggle against left-handers, as he only has a .214 average in 126 at-bats. He does a good job with runners in scoring position, as indicated by his .266 average and 29 RBIs in 64 at-bats.

Coco Crisp is having a good season for the Athletics, while playing superb defense for the club. He has a .251/.332/.752 triple-slash in 347 at-bats on the season. He has 10 HRs and 39 RBIs to include 16 Doubles and 87 hits overall. Coco is still a threat to steal bases with him swiping 16 bases and has only been caught four times. He also shows tremendous plate discipline with walking and striking out 45 times this season. He is a switch-hitter, but prefers to face right-handers with a .275 batting average in 218 at-bats. He does struggle against left-handers, as he only has a .214 average in 126 at-bats. He does a good job with runners in scoring position, as indicated by his .266 average and 29 RBIs in 64 at-bats.

By Chris Lacey (Lead Baseball Columnist/Minority Website Owner)

The surprise team in the American League this season has to be the Oakland Athletics. They have a 2 ½ game lead over the Texas Rangers in the AL West division and they are doing it with their pitching.

The Athletics are 6th in the AL with a starters ERA of 3.90 this season and they have a solid offense that is 8th in the AL with 488 runs scored. The best thing about this team is that their rotation is comprised of several young pitchers.

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Ryan Cook is having another solid season pitching out of the bullpen fir the Athletics. He has a 2.02 ERA with a 1.03 WHIP in 48.1 innings pitched and has struck out 46 batters. The best thing about him is that he has yet to give up a HR this season. Cook is holding opponents to a .208 batting average this season, and he has right-handed batters eating out of the palm of his hands with a .188 batting average. He is nearly untouchable with runners in scoring position, as teams can only manage a .163 average.

Ryan Cook is having another solid season pitching out of the bullpen for the Athletics. He has a 2.02 ERA with a 1.03 WHIP in 48.1 innings pitched and has struck out 46 batters. The best thing about him is that he has yet to give up a HR this season. Cook is holding opponents to a .208 batting average this season, and he has right-handed batters eating out of the palm of his hands with a .188 batting average. He is nearly untouchable with runners in scoring position, as teams can only manage a .163 average.

Oakland Athletics Payroll 2013 in Millions Signed Players:

Chris Young OF: (8.5) (Signed through 2013, with a club option in 2014 worth $11 Million and $1.5 Million buyout.) He will be a Free Agent in 2015.

Yoenis Cespedes OF: (8.5) (Signed through 2015, and will become a Free Agent in 2016.)

Coco Crisp OF: (7.0) (Signed through 2013, with a club option in 2014 worth $7.5 Million and $1 Million buyout.) He will be a Free Agent in 2015.

Brett Anderson SP: (5.5) (Signed through 2013 with a club option in 2014 worth $8 Million and a $1.5 Million buyout. There is another club option in 2015 worth $12 Million, and a $1.5 Million buyout.) He will be a Free Agent in 2016.

Oakland must exercise or decline options within 10 days of end of previous season.

Grant Balfour RP: (4.5) (Signed through 2013 and will be a Free Agent in 2014.)

Alberto Callaspo 3B: (4.1) (Signed through 2014 and will be a Free Agent in 2015.)

Seth Smith OF: (3.7) Has another year of arbitration left and will be a Free Agent in 2015.

Bartolo Colon SP: (3.0) (Signed through 2013 and will be a Free Agent in 2014.)

Jed Lowrie SS: (2.4) Has another year of arbitration left and will be a Free Agent in 2015.

John Jaso C: (1.8) Has two more years of arbitration left and will be a Free Agent in 2016.

Brandon Moss OF: (1.6) Has two more years of arbitration left and will be a Free Agent in 2016.

Jerry Blevins RP: (1.1) Has two more years of arbitration left and will be a Free Agent in 2016.

Pat Neshek RP: (975 K) Has another year of arbitration left and will be a Free Agent in 2015.

Josh Reddick OF: (510 K) Has three more years of arbitration left and will be a Free Agent in 2017.

Scott Sizemore 2B: (500 K) Has three more years of arbitration left and will be a Free Agent in 2017.

Buyouts/Dead Money:

Stephen Drew (1.3)

Pre-Arbitration Eligible Contracts:

Ryan Cook RP: (505 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2015, Free Agent in 2018.

Eric Sogard 2B: (495 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2015, Free Agent in 2018.

Tommy Milone SP: (495 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2015, Free Agent in 2018.

Evan Scribner RP: (495 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2015, Free Agent in 2018.

Jarrod Parker SP: (495 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2015, Free Agent in 2018.

Josh Donaldson 3B: (493 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2015, Free Agent in 2018.

Andy Parrino 2B: (493 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2016, Free Agent in 2019.

Sean Doolittle RP: (493 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2016, Free Agent in 2019.

A.J. Griffin SP: (493 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2016, Free Agent in 2019.

Derek Norris C: (493 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2016, Free Agent in 2019.

Dan Straily SP: (493 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2016, Free Agent in 2019.

Nate Freiman 1B: (490 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2016, Free Agent in 2019.

Jesse Chavez RP: (490 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2017, Free Agent in 2020.

Fernando Rodriguez RP: (490 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2017, Free Agent in 2020.

Jemile Weeks 2B: (490 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2017, Free Agent in 2020.

Pedro Figueroa RP: (490 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2017, Free Agent in 2020.

Stephen Vogt C: (490 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2017, Free Agent in 2020.

Dan Otero RP: (490 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2017, Free Agent in 2020.

Andrew Werner RP: (490 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2017, Free Agent in 2020.

Michael Taylor OF: (490 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2017, Free Agent in 2020.

Luke Montz C: (490 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2017, Free Agent in 2020.

Sonny Gray SP: (490 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2017, Free Agent in 2020.

Shane Peterson OF: (490 K) Arbitration Eligible in 2017, Free Agent in 2020.

The total for all these salaries brings the total payroll to $63.6 Million.

Thoughts Going Forward:

The Athletics are in a good position with them having plenty of young players to help the team contend for many years. Oakland has a chance to surprise people and just might end up playing in the World Series this season.

Jarrod Parker is one of the many young arms that the Athletics have in their starting rotation. He could be a potential ace for the team in the next couple of years. He has won  seven games for the club this season to go along with a 4.02 ERA and a WHIP of 1.23 in 132 innings pitched. The young right-hander has struck out 90 batters while walking 49. Parker is limiting opposing batters to a .235 average and is holding left-handers to a.247 average. He is very good at keeping teams off balance with runners in scoring position, as indicated by teams just having a .214 average in this situation.

Jarrod Parker is one of the many young arms that the Athletics have in their starting rotation. He could be a potential ace for the team in the next couple of years. He has won seven games for the club this season to go along with a 4.02 ERA and a WHIP of 1.23 in 132 innings pitched. The young right-hander has struck out 90 batters while walking 49. Parker is limiting opposing batters to a .235 average and is holding left-handers to a.247 average. He is very good at keeping teams off balance with runners in scoring position, as indicated by teams just having a .214 average in this situation. He is still solid with two outs and runners in scoring position, as the opposition just has a .235 average.

*** The views and opinions expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of mlbreports.com or their partners.***

A big thank-you goes out to our ”Lead Baseball Columnist and Minority Website Owner” Chris Lacey. Chris has been a fan of watching baseball since the age of 13. Now he does like all sports – but his favorites after baseball are hockey and basketball. 

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