San Francisco Giants Payroll In 2014 + Contracts Going Forward

By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): & Jeff Kleiner (Org Depth + Payroll Expert – find his website here) [twitter-follow screen_name=’prosportsroster’ show_screen_name=’yes’]

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The Giants won the 2010 World Series with a payroll nowhere near the stratosphere of the top MLB clubs, however escalating salaries have arisen from sustained success (also winning another World Series in 2012).

The franchise now hovers around the $140 – $150 MIL mark for the upcoming campaign.

A lot of this cash has come for simply retaining their own talent.

To start the winter off, the squad signed Tim Lincecum 2 YRs/$35 MIL – and then nailed down Hunter Pence to a 5 YRs/$90 MIL deal.

Buster Posey is one of the best players in the game of baseball pure and simple.  The 2012 NL MVP has Buster Posey is the leader of the Giants offense and game caller for the pitching staff. He has had a down year in respect to his numbers in recent years. He will finish 2013 with another 20 Home Run season and he will be looking forward to 2014 and another chance at a ring. The two time champion signed a contract extension that will see him make $164 MIL from 2013 - 2021.  Will he be able to play the duration of his contract as a backstopper - or will he eventually be moved to 1st Base?

Buster Posey is one of the best players in the game of baseball pure and simple. The 2012 NL is the leader of the Giants offense and game caller for the pitching staff. He had a down year for 2013 in respect to his numbers in recent campaigns .Posey will be looking forward to 2014 to bounce back and potentially add another ring. The two time trophy winner signed a contract extension last year that will see him make $164 MIL from 2013 – 2021. Will he be able to play the duration of his contract as a backstopper – or will he eventually be moved to 1st Base?

The club also passed on Barry Zito‘s 2014 Team Option for $18 MIL – and are stuck eating $7 MIL worth for a Buyout.

The organization replaced him with former A’s teammate Tim Hudson (2 YRs/$23 MIL), who is a much better pitcher at this point in his career than the LHP.

When you factor in the $ dished out versus what money extra it would have taken to retain Zito ($11 MIL) Brian Sabean did a nice job off making that decision.

The Giants still have huge long – term deals with Matt Cain and Hunter Pence, however there are 4 key players who are Free Agents after this season.

Pablo Sandoval and Sergio Romo will definitely command a pretty penny on the open market, meanwhile Mike Morse and Ryan Vogelsong are in contract years – after accepting 1 year deals each from the team.

The problem going forward is their Divisional rival LA Dodgers putting the economics of baseball to shame, but serving up a $236 MIL payroll in 2013.

The Southern California franchise will continue to dole out this kind of bank for the next 4 to 5 years.  While that doesn’t guarantee you everything, it buys you a lot of talent.

Los Angeles has a Starting Pitching Staff to be reckoned with, and saying that this doesn’t have to concern the San Francisco Giants would be lying.

With 2 Wild Card Positions available now, San Francisco can always make the playoffs via that route.  With Matt Cain being one of the best aces in the game, it would favor this squad in most one game playoff games.

The Roster looks pretty good for the next couple of years, with only Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt being the only significant pieces that are bumped in Salary Arbitration in 2015 – and 14 players already being locked up for next campaign.

The other Entry – Level contracts round-up most of the remaining spots.  With the pending Free Agents – and the dough cleared up from Barry Zito next year, the club will have $26 MIL coming off of the books.

Brian Sabean and the brass have done a great job maneuvering this team through the financial circles.

AT & T Park also continues to be filled year in and year out and is regarded generally as the top ballpark in baseball in terms of stadium goers.

Contract Outlook From 2014 – 2016

Player AGE 2014 2015 2016
Tim Lincecum 29 $17,000,000 $18,000,000 FA
Matt Cain 29 $20,833,333 $20,833,333 $20,833,333
Madison Bumgarner 24 $3,950,000 $6,950,000 $9,950,000
Barry Zito 35 $7,000,000 Buyout
Tim Hudson 38 $11,000,000 $12,000,000 FA
Ryan Vogelsong 36 $5,000,000 FA
Michael Kickham 25 NON-ARB1 NON-ARB2 NON-ARB3
Yusmeiro Petit 29 $845,000 ARB2 ARB3
George Kontos 27 NON-ARB2 NON-ARB3 ARB1
David Huff 29 NON-ARB3 ARB1 ARB2
Santiago Casilla 33 $4,500,000 $5,000,000
Jean Machi 31 NON-ARB2 NON-ARB3 ARB1
Sandy Rosario 28 FA NON-ARB3 ARB1
Jake Dunning 25 NON-ARB1 NON-ARB2 NON-ARB3
Jeremy Affeldt 34 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 FA
Javier Lopez 36 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000
Sergio Romo 30 $5,500,000 FA
POSITION PLAYERS AGE 2014 SALARY 2015 SALARY 2016 SALARY
Buster Posey 26 $11,277,777 $17,277,777 $20,777,777
Brandon Belt 25 ARB1 ARB2 ARB3
Marco Scutaro 37 $6,666,667 $6,666,667 FA
Brandon Crawford 26 NON-ARB3 ARB1 ARB2
Pablo Sandoval 27 $8,250,000 FA
Mike Morse 31 $6,000,000 FA
Angel Pagan 32 $10,250,000 $10,250,000 $11,250,000
Hunter Pence 30 $16,000,000 $18,500,000 $18,500,000
Hector Sanchez 24 NON-ARB3 ARB1 ARB2
Juan Perez 27 NON-ARB1 NON-ARB2 NON-ARB3
Ehire Adrianza 24 NON-ARB1 NON-ARB2 NON-ARB3
Tony Abreu 30 $745,000 ARB2 ARB3
Joaquin Arias 29 $1,150,000 $1,450,000 FA
Nick Noonan 24 NON-ARB1 NON-ARB2 NON-ARB3
Gregor Blanco 30 $2,525,000 ARB2 ARB3
Roger Kieschnick 26 NON-ARB1 NON-ARB2 NON-ARB3
Ryan Vogelsong 35 300,000 buyout
Total Payroll $148,792,777 $126,927,777 $86,311,110
Cain finished 2012 career year 16-5 with a 2.79 ERA, both career bests. He started all 4 game clinchers in the postseason getting the Win in the NLDS and the NLDS. His 2012 season proved that he is the ace of the San Francisco Giants. This all prompted manager Bruce Bochy to name Cain the 2013 Opening Day starter.  This year has not been as kind to the Veteran Pitcher, he is 8 - 9, with a 4.24 ERA in 28 GS and 169.2 IP.  After this season concludes, Cain will make $101 MIL from 2014 - 2018, so the club will need him to bounce back to his ace like stuff.

Cain finished 2012 career year 16-5 with a 2.79 ERA, both career bests. He started all 4 game clinchers in the postseason getting the Win in the NLDS and the NLDS. His 2012 season proved that he is the ace of the San Francisco Giants. This all prompted manager Bruce Bochy to name Cain the 2013 Opening Day starter. Last was not as  kind to the Veteran Pitcher, he featured  8 – 10, with a 4.00 ERA in 30 GS and 184.2 IP.  It was the 1st time in 7 years that the RHP failed to net 200 IP. Cain will make $101 MIL from 2014 – 2018, so the club will need him to bounce back to his ace like stuff.

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About chuckbooth3023

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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