Toronto Blue Jays Payroll In 2014 + Contracts Going Forward

The Blue Jays were the odds on favorite to win the World Series in 2013 among oddsmakers.  After a failure of a season, these guys are still placing way too much faith in the team.  To have them listed as tied with the Rays for the 12th best odd to win the World Series is a joke.  Stay away from this bet.  The odd should be +3000 - and not +1800.  Toronto is listed as tied for the 3rd favorite in the AL East, behind Boston and New York respectively.  It could really be another last place finish in the Division for the Canadian franchise.

The Blue Jays were the odds on favorite to win the World Series in 2013 among oddsmakers. After a failure of a season, the gambling websites  are still placing way too much faith in the team. To have them listed as tied with the Rays for the 12th best odd (+1800) to win the World Series is a stretch.  This team has committed $129 MIL already for 2014 payroll, and have not much room to gamble any more cash on the Roster.  This is incredible considering the bargain the team has with Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista being just paid $23 MIL between the two of them.

By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): & Jeff Kleiner (Org. Depth Chart Expert)

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It was a 2013 season that saw the team have the biggest spike in attendance in the majors, but it also came at a hefty price in total team salary.

For as much as the team forked out in payroll, they must not have been able to recoup all of their money.

Their payroll places them right in the middle of AL East pack.  The Yankees are right near the Luxury Tax Threshold right now of $189 MIL at $182 MIL – and the Boston Red Sox are hovering at around $160 MIL.

The Orioles will be near the $100 MIL range, and the Rays figure to be in the low $70 MIL area.

 Between  Jose Bautista  and Edwin Encarnacion, they could both approach 40 HRs.  The teams offense has been good this year, however the Starting Pitching has been atrocious - the good news is the Skydome has been attracting big gates.  The team needs to put the pedal to the medal again in 2014.  I f the clubs inks anyone else to a deal, they should sign any SP that has quality stuff.

Between Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion, they could both approach 40 HRs. The teams offense has been good this year, however the Starting Pitching has been atrocious – the good news is the Skydome has been attracting big gates. The team needs to put the pedal to the metal again in 2014. I f the clubs inks anyone else to a deal, they should sign any SP that has quality stuff.  Bautista makes $14 MIL for each year between 2014 – 2016 and Edwin Encarnacion will make $8 MIL in 2014, before earning $10 MIL in 2015.  There is a Club Option in 2016 for $10 MIL, just as the last $14 MIL on the 2016 books for Joey Bats.

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Team Salary Forecaster

Player 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Mark Buehrle 19,000,000 20,000,000 UFA - -
Jose Reyes 16,000,000 22,000,000 22,000,000 22,000,000 22,000,000
Jose Bautista 14,000,000 14,000,000 14,000,000 UFA -
Edwin Encarnacion 9,000,000 10,000,000 10,000,000 UFA -
Brandon Morrow 8,000,000 10,000,000 UFA - -
Melky Cabrera 8,000,000 UFA - - -
Colby Rasmus 7,000,000 UFA - - -
Adam Lind 7,000,000 7,500,000 8,000,000 UFA -
J.A. Happ 5,200,000 6,700,000 UFA - -
Casey Janssen 4,000,000 UFA - - -
Sergio Santos 3,750,000 6,000,000 8,000,000 8,750,000 UFA
Vernon Wells 3,642,857 - - - -
Maicer Izturis 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 UFA -
Dioner Navarro 3,000,000 5,000,000 UFA - -
Esmil Rogers 1,850,000 ARB ARB - -
Dustin McGowan 1,500,000 4,000,000 UFA - -
Brett Cecil 1,300,000 ARB ARB - -
Josh Thole 1,250,000 1,250,000 ARB - -
Erik Kratz - - - - -
Munenori Kawasaki - - - - -
Chad Jenkins - - - - -
Mike Nickeas - ARB ARB ARB UFA
Todd Redmond - - - - -
Drew Hutchison - - - - -
Neil Wagner - - - - -
Anthony Gose - - - - -
Edgar Gonzalez UFA - - - -
Brent Morel ARB ARB ARB UFA -
- - - - -
Kyle Drabek - ARB ARB ARB UFA
R.A. Dickey - - - UFA -
Steve Delabar - ARB ARB ARB UFA
Luis Perez - ARB ARB ARB UFA
Aaron Loup - - - - -
- - - -
Brett Lawrie - ARB ARB ARB UFA
Jose Reyes will make $16 MIL in 2014, before 3 straight years at the $22 MIL mark each campaign from 2015 - 2017.  There is also a 2018 Team Option for $22 MIL.  The Canadian franchise really needs this guy to stay healthy and perform to the top of his ability.

Jose Reyes will make $16 MIL in 2014, before 3 straight years at the $22 MIL mark each campaign from 2015 – 2017. There is also a 2018 Team Option for $22 MIL. The Canadian franchise really needs this guy to stay healthy and perform to the top of his abilities.  He and Mark Buehrle are the last 2 guys only remaining from the 2012 blockbuster trade with the Marlins.  in 93 Games last year, Reyes hit .296/.353/.781 – which closely reflect his Career 3 Slash of .292/.341/.780.  The Shortstop also added 15 SB and 58 Runs Scored in his time last campaign.

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I played competitive baseball until 18 years old and had offers to play NCAA Division 1 University Baseball at Liberty University. Post-concussion symptoms from previous football and baseball head injuries forced me to retire by age 19. After two nearly made World Record Attempts in 2008, I set a New World Record by visiting all 30 MLB Parks (from 1st to last pitch) in only 24 Calendar Days in the summer 0f 2009. In April of 2012, I established yet another new GWR by visiting all 30 Parks in only 23 Calendar Days! You can see the full schedule at the page of the www.mlbreports.com/gwr-tracker

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