The Cincinnati Reds Payroll In 2014 + Contracts Going Forward
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The Reds have all shown up for Spring Training, and the team seems to be in jovial spirits for the most part – except for Brandon Phillips attitude towards the media.
Phillips is in the 3rd year of his 6 YRs/$72 MIL contract, he will make $48 MIL between 2014 – 2017, before he hits Free Agency in 2018.
The deal goes $11 MIL, $12 MIL, $13 MIL and $14 MIL for the next four campaigns.
As of right now, the team’s payroll is just hovering over $105 MIL with the Bailey extension now factored in. The dollar amount is pretty much set for the rest of the year.
I would think the Reds would fork out some cash for contracts via trade route in the summer if they are in contention.
Having Entry-Level team controllable players in your organization ready to fill the bill is paramount in the NL Central – when you have the nemesis Cardinals doing it the very best out of any of the MLB clubs.
Luckily for Cincinnati they do reside in the Division they do. St. Louis and they have similar payrolls, but the Cards are not blowing any of the other clubs in the NL Central by many pesos.
There are no powerhouse payroll teams like Yankees, Red Sox, Tigers, Rangers, Angels, Dodgers, Phillies – or even the Giants for that matter.
This is good news when the organization is already on the verge of their payroll maximum.
Joey Votto is one of 7 players to have received a contract north of $200 MIL, and his deal is the 5th richest in MLB History. You are talking about a world class player, and a perennial MVP candidate though.
The money just put out for Bailey will have ramifications for the team in going forward. The franchise has roughly $100 MIL on the books for the 2015 year, and also 9 new Arbitration Eligible players. More changes are coming….
For saving some beans at the count, the club will likely not exercise their portion of OF Ryan Ludwick‘s $9 MIL deal. That is unless, he has a renaissance year.
Billy Hamilton could really help the franchise with a breakout year out of the CF position. For the very reason, it would be easier to let go of Ludwick (should he struggle).
You also must consider trading Brandon Phillips now more than ever. If the result is freeing up so more cash to sign other players, and possibly bring back several young prospects, you must consider it at least.
Jay Bruce has also been trending up on his numbers (could be a NL MVP candidate himself) and doesn’t get paid a king’s ransom over the next four year – where he will make about $50 MIL.
Competing in a Division with the Cardinals, the Reds will have to replenish outgoing players with their own talent, so that they can keep salaries down.
Contract Outlook From 2014 – 2016
|POS||Reds Pitcher||EXP||Age||2014 Payroll||2015 Payroll||2016 Payroll|
|POS||Reds Position Players||EXP||AGE||2014 SALARY||2015 SALARY||2016 SALARY|
|Budget||2014 Payroll||2015 Payroll||2016 Payroll|
|$ Signed So far||$105,559,866||$100,449,333||$76,891,666|
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Posted on February 20, 2014, in MLB Payroll and Contracts and tagged alfredo simon, aroldis chapman, BIlly Hamilton, brandon phillips, brayan pena, brian price, Bronson Arroyo, chris heisey, Curtis Partch, Derrick Robinson, devin mesoraco, dusty baker, homer bailey, J.J. Hoover, jack hannahan, jay bruce, johnny cueto, jonathan broxton, logan ondrusek, Manny Parra, mat latos, Mike Leake, Neftali Soto, Nick Christiani, ramon santiago, Reds Pitchers, Reds Position Players Joey Votto, ryan ludwick, Sam LeCure, Sean Marshall, shin-soo choo, Skip Schumaker, todd frazier, tony cingrani, zack cozart. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.