The Boston Red Sox Payroll In 2014 + Contracts Going Forward
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The Beantowners still live and die by their Starting Pitching. Jon Lester and unpredicted Jon Lackey had renaissance campaigns – while Clay Buchholz cobbled enough health together for a 12 – 1, 1.74 ERA season.
Replicating their championship season will be tougher in 2014.
David Ortiz Highlights
First off, there has not been a repeat champion since the 1998 – 2000 Yankees 3 – peated.
What is great about this organization is the flexibility the club has from year to year.
The Red Sox have 9 guys making $10+ MIL or more, but the highest guy on the totem pole is Napoli.
The total team salary is roughly $162 MIL right now, however the club could hover around the $189 Luxury Tax Threshold by it is all said and done.
The club could still sign SS Stephen Drew for about $10 MIL.
If you think about it, Boston is in a great position. With $27 MIL before reaching the penalty range, they could also wait to make some mid season deals.
If 2 of those 3 guys can pan out, this organization may definitely be huge players at the 2014 Trade Deadline.
Dustin Pedroia‘s deal is less than he may have received on the open market, but he is smart in one regard. This franchise will always have nice room for other players.
This should make for lots of guys playing hard for new deals. Since all of those guys are 30+ anyway, the club may go younger with replacing them in 2015.
I project Ortiz to stay if he remains in the Majors, and maybe Lester will stick around, but it is not the new mantra of the Red Sox management to overpay.
Player Contracts from 2014 – 2018
|Josh Beckett (Dead $)||1,250,000||–||–||–||–|
|Matt Thornton (Dead $)||1,000,000||–||–||–||–|
|Carl Crawford (Dead $)||857,000||857,000||857,000||857,000||–|
|Adrian Gonzalez (Dead$)||857,000||857,000||857,000||857,000||–|
|Rubby De La Rosa||–||ARB||ARB||ARB||UFA|
|Jackie Bradley JR.||–||–||–||–||–|
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Posted on January 23, 2014, in MLB Payroll and Contracts and tagged @mlbreports on twittter, a.j. pierzynski, adrian gonzalez, alex wilson, andrew bailey, andrew miller, ben cherington, boston red sox payroll 2014, brock holt, burke badenhop, carl crawford, Chuck Booth. fastest 30 ballgames, clay buchholz, craig breslow, daniel nava, david ortiz, david ross, dustin pedroia, Edward Mujica, Felix Doubront, grady sizemore, Jackie Bradley Jr., jake peavy, joel hanrahan, john farrell, john lackey, jon lester, Jonathan Herrera, jonny gomes, josh beckett, junichi tazawa, koji uehara, Matt Thornton, mike carp, mike napoli, rubby de la rosa, ryan dempster, ryan kalish, ryan lavarnway, shane victorino, stephen drew, will middlebrooks, xander bogaerts. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on The Boston Red Sox Payroll In 2014 + Contracts Going Forward.