The Milwaukee Brewers Payroll In 2014 + Contracts Going Forward
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The 2013 season represented the worst year Milwaukee has seen since Braun entered the league. It also featured several Brewers players fighting the injury plague, or having career worst years.
I guess asking Aramis Ramirez to play consecutive healthy seasons was too much ask?
The team’s attendance also dropped another 300K+ – and finished 9th overall for the NL.
But who could blame them when their superstar took a 65 game suspension – and was drinking Pina Colada’s in Hawaii – while his team suffered in Wisconsin?
Gomez And Lohse Shine 7/24/2013
The club actually made its best roster movement just before the 2013 season started – by locking up Free Agent Kyle Lohse to a 3 YR/$33 MIL deal. He rewarded them with a great season ERA wise, and has guided the young rotation.
Rickie Weeks continues to just hurt this team by his abysmal play, and now he makes $12 MIL in 2014.
The team was smart enough to lock up Carlos Gomez to a 3 YR/$24 MIL extension that runs from 2014 – 2016. Smart move by a guy quickly being recognized as one of the best all around players in the NL.
The club will also have to endure the Aramis Ramirez contract for 2014, as he collects $16 MIL (or about double what he is worth). They just hope to have him stay healthy.
Should Ryan Braun be a Brewer in 2014, his salary is actually quite favorable – as it only calls for a stipend of $10 MIL for 2014, and even his 2015 bounty of $12 MIL is not earth shattering either.
Beyond that year, his contract runs from 2016 – 2020 – with $19 MIL being the hit per annum,
The franchise also looks smart to have signed Jonathan Lucroy all the way to potentially 2017. He will make $2.1 MIL in 2014, and his cash will escalate by about $1 MIL per year to carry him through.
Don’t count on this team spending much more money than this. The Wild Card of course, is if the team trades some players away.
Yovani Gallardo will see his salary jump from $7.75 MIL in 2013, to $11.25, but he will have to pitch great in order for the club to pick up his 2015 Team Option of $13 MIL. He is also trade bait.
The Brewers should project out to have about a $85 – $90 MIL to start the year, but don’t be surprised if Gallardo, Braun and Ramirez are moved out by the Trading Deadline.
|2B Rickie Weeks||11,000,000||12,000,000||11,500,000||UFA||–|
|1B/LF Corey Hart||10,333,333||UFA||–||–||–|
|3B Aramis Ramirez||10,000,000||16,000,000||4,000,000 Team Option||UFA||–|
|SP Yovani Gallardo||8,000,000||11,500,000||13,000,000||UFA||–|
|CF Carlos Gomez||4,300,000||7,000,000||8,000,000||9,000,000||UFA|
|Kyle Lohse at||4,000,000||11,000,000||11,000,000||UFA||–|
|RP Tom Gorzelanny||2,750,000||2,950,000||UFA||–||–|
|SP Mike Gonzalez||2,250,000||UFA||–||–||–|
|SP Marco Estrada||1,955,000||ARB||ARB||–||–|
|RP Burke Badenhop||1,550,000||ARB||–||–||–|
|OF Norichika Aoki||1,250,000||1,500,000||–||–||–|
|SS Yuniesky Betancourt||900,000||UFA||–||–||–|
|C Jonathan Lucroy||850,000||2,100,000||3,100,000||4,100,000||5,250,000|
|RP Alfredo Figaro||575,000||–||–||–||–|
|1B Juan Francisco||496,250||ARB||ARB||ARB||ARB|
|C Martin Maldonado||494,000||–||–||–||–|
|RP Jim Henderson||492,000||–||–||–||–|
|SS Jean Segura||492,000||–||–||–||–|
|RP Brandon Kintzler||491,000||–||ARB||ARB||ARB|
|3B Taylor Green||491,000||–||–||–||–|
|RP Mark Rogers||491,000||–||–||–||–|
|SP Wily Peralta||490,000||–||–||–||–|
|LF Logan Schafer||490,000||–||–||–||–|
|RP Tyler Thornburg||0||–||–||–||–|
|RP Miguel De Los Santos||–||–||–||–||–|
|OF Ryan Braun||10,000,000||12,000,000||19,000,000||19,000,000||19,000,000|
|RP Johnny Hellweg||–||–||–||–||–|
|SP Randy Wolf||1,500,000||–||–||–||–|
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Posted on November 9, 2013, in MLB Payroll and Contracts and tagged 2008 NLDS, 2011 NLCS, 2014 Milwaukee Brewers Payroll, @MLBreports on twitter, aramis ramirez, brandon kintzler, burke badenhop, carlos gomez, Chuck Booth. fastest 30 ballgames, corey hart, jean segura, jim henderson, jonathan lucroy, kyle lohse, Logan Schafer, maldonado, Marco Estrada, mark rogers, martin, Miguel de los Santos, Norichika Aoki, prince fielder, randy wolf, rickie weeks, ryan braun, tyler thornburg, wily peralta, Yuniesky Betancourt. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on The Milwaukee Brewers Payroll In 2014 + Contracts Going Forward.