New York Yankees Payroll In 2014 + Contracts Going Forward: Updated For The Beltran Deal
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With news breaking today that Robinson Cano has signed with Seattle, this has freed up the Yankees to pursue other players at the Winter Meetings – and for the rest of the offseason..
Based on the team payroll (with the A-Rod suspension being counted), the club is right around $174 MIL – $176 MIL right now for about 20 MLB Players signed – and another 5 guys that are on entry – level deals.
If A-Rod’s suspension sticks for the whole 2014 year, the club would then drop down to the $149 – $151 MIL range, which would free up the club to sign some more players.
Maybe the Yankees won’t have any choice but to hope for that very result. They still need 1 – 2 Starting Pitchers, and a relief pitcher would also be nice.
Read the end of this article – for potential candidates they could eyeball.
CC Sabathia Highlights
New York Yankees Payroll 2014 in Millions Signed Players (Contract):
Alex Rodriguez DH: 25.0 (signed thru 2017.) 2015 – $21 MIL, 2016 – 2017 both $20 MIL.
CC Sabathia SP: 23.0 (Signed thru 2017). He makes $23 Mil also in 2015, before he makes $25 MIL for 2016. There is a 2017 Vesting Option for $25 MIL.
Salary guaranteed if he does not end 2016 on the Disabled List with a left shoulder injury, or he does not spend more than 45 days on the DL.in 2017.
Mark Teixeira 1B : 22.5 (Signed thru 2016). ‘Tex’ makes $22.5 MIL for every year for 2014 – 2016. If he can just hit 30 HRs, drive in 100 RBI (despite BA) the Yankees will take it for the money given out.
The Switch Hitter still took home a Gold Glove for the franchise in 2012. His 24 HRs and 84 RBI were also accomplished in 122 Games.
This guy may be overpaid, but is certainly not a flop and an above average First Baseman.
Jacoby Ellsbury CF 21.9: (Signed through 2020, – 7 YRs/$153 MIL) no official deal just yet. The Average Annual Value would be
Brian McCann C: 17.0 (Signed through 2018, with a Vesting Option for 2019 ($15 MIL), if he reaches 1000 PA from 2017 – 2018, catches 90 games – and is not on the Disabled List.
Hiroki Kuroda SP: 16.5 (Signed through 2014).
Carlos Beltran DH/OF: 15.0 Signed 2014 – 2016 at $15 MIL per yer year.)
Derek Jeter SS: 12.0 (Signed through 2014).
Ichiro Suzuki OF: 6.5 and will be a Free Agent in 2015.) Again, I would tie the years commitment with Jeter and him together.
It may happen again in 2014 (with Suzuki being signed and Jeter having a Player Option), past this – everyone would really be stretching their luck.
Alfonso Soriano OF/DH: $5.0 (Free Agent in 2015) An absolute steal for $5 MIL next year, could see some time as DH.
Kelly Johnson 2B/3B/OF: 2.8 (signed through 2014 and is a Free Agent is 2015. Can earn additional 250 K in performance bonuses.
Vernon Wells OF: 2.4 (Free Agent in 2015. This guy is going to be a good 4tn or 5th OF for the squad next year. About 90% of his big contract was paid for by the Angels for the 2014 campaign.)
Brendan Ryan INF: 2.0 (Is signed through 2015 for $2 MIL for the 2 years, and carries a Player Option for $1 MIL in 2016.
Total Payroll for these 13 players is 171.6. 4 MIL in 2014
Arbitration Eligible Year and what they earned in Millions for 2013/What they will make in 2014:
Brett Gardner CF/LF: 5.0 (Is Arbitration Eligible in 2014 and a Free Agent in 2015.) Speed guys don’t generate huge raises in Arbitration.
The management has to be hoping that Gardner can put his injuries behind him and be a productive Outfielder for the next few years.
Look for Gardner to receive about $5 MIL in his final year of Arbitration.
David Robertson RP: 3.1 (2014 is probably bumped to $5.0 MIL). The Yankees are hoping Robertson will take over the reigns as Closer from Rivera next campaign.
It would be cheaper for him to be signed – rather than coveting a Free Agent Closer seeking multiple years past 2014. Is Arbitration Eligible in 2014 and a Free Agent in 2015.
Shawn Kelley RP: 935 K – Is Arbitration Eligible in 2014 and 2015, and a Free Agent in 2016. $2 MIL for 2014.
Ivan Nova SP: 576 K – Is Arbitration Eligible in 2014 and 2015, and a Free Agent in 2016. Will likely triple his 2013 salary – and take a back end of the rotation spot. Look for him to bounce to 2.0 MIL for 2014.
Michael Pineda SP: 528K (2014) This guy could be VITAL to the franchises success in 2014.
Being under team control for New York until would serve them well if he can be a solid #2 or #3 Starting Pitcher. Is Arbitration Eligible in 2014 (won’t see much of a raise) and a Free Agent in 2017.
Eduardo Nunez 3B/SS: 524 K Back up INF, may have a more significant role in years ahead. Is Arbitration Eligible in 2014 – 2017 and a Free Agent in 2018. Could see lots of playing time in 2014.
He should make about $1 MIL on 2014.
Francisco Cervelli C: 515 K s Arbitration Eligible in 2014 and a Free Agent in 2017. I think he should be third Catcher, and the other two guys duke it out for the 3rd string job.
David Huff SP: 494 K Is Arbitration Eligible in 2014 – 2017, and a Free Agent in 2016. I would take a chance on this guy as you need 8 Starters in a year at least per campaign.
Cody Eppley RP: (481 K) Is Arbitration Eligible in 2014 – 2017 and a Free Agent in 2018.
9 players in this category retained for about $16 – $18 MIL
21 players Brings the Total Payroll to $187.7 – $189.7 MIL
The Departing Or Free Agents
Robinson Cano 2B: Signed with the Seattle Mariners for 10 YRs/$240 MIL).
Curtis Granderson OF: Signed a 4 year deal with the New York Mets.
Travis Hafner DH/1B: 2.0 With Vernon Wells already on the club, and needing the DH spot potentially for Jeter, Texiera – and Rodriguez (should he not receive the full season on suspension), Pronk is gone.
Kevin Youkilis 3B/1B/DH: 12.0 ) “Youk” was a stop – gap measure for A – Rod. Do not resign him under any circumstances
Lyle Overbay 1B/DH: Sorry Lyle, you did good in 2013 for the NYY, but Tex should be back.
Mark Reynolds 2B/3B/1B/DH: $6.0 in 2013.
Andy Pettitte SP: 12.0 – He is retired.
Phil Hughes SP: 7.2 – Signed a 3 YRs/$24 MIL deal with the Minnesota Twins
Boone Logan RP: (2013 is bumped to $3.2 MIL) Logan falls right into the club’s philosophy and will not make or break the teams payroll structure in going forward. I resign this guy for a $3.5 MIL to $4 MIL deal.
Joba Chamberlain RP: (1.9 in 2013). Say goodbye to this guy.
Total for this Category: 0 dollars right now..
Total Payroll After this category: 187.7 – $189.7 Million
Pre-Arbitration Eligible Players Brackets for first Year of Arb-Eligible/Entry Level Contracts-League Minimum:
Vidal Nuno SP: Is Arbitration Eligible in 2016 – 2018, and a Free Agent in 2019.
Austin Romine C: (482K) Is Arbitration Eligible in 2015 and a Free Agent in 2019.
Dellin Betances SP: (481K) Is Arbitration Eligible in 2015 and a Free Agent in 2019.
Cesar Cabral RP: (480K) Service Clock has not started yet. Is Arbitration Eligible in 2016 and a Free Agent in 2019.
David Phelps SP: (480K) Would really save the club’s bacon by panning out as a Major League Pitcher. The organization needs quality players that are team controllable.
Is Arbitration Eligible in 2015 and a Free Agent in 2019.
Projected Payroll in 2014 after these guys : 189.0 – 191 Million Dollars
Without a full season of A-Rod $ ($164 – $166 MIL)
Going Forward (with and withour A-Rod’s cash:
Bartolo Colon for about a 1 YR/$5 MIL is kind of making sense at this time too, if they wanted to sign a guy
This is about an addition of $19 – $22 MIL for 3 more players – and still stay under the $189 MIL goal.
As stated above, they may be able to get a guy like Reynolds, to sign for a $3 or $4 MIL deal.
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