San Francisco Giants Payroll In 2016 + Contracts Going Forward
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Yep. The Giants are heading into an even year this decade – and will try for a fourth time in a row to become World Champions.
The 1st thing we look at when it comes to payroll is how much a team has in guaranteed contracts. This franchise is looking at $176 MIL in 2016.
Brian Sabean may consider this when he makes some midseason moves for guys who may be on the last year of their contracts elsewhere.
The Giants spent almost $40 MIL on Disabled List stints in 2015 – and it may have cost them a chance to make the playoffs.
They are the 2nd favored team (+900) to win the World Series (in overall MLB and the NL) to the Cubs (+650)
San Fran has a chance to win 4 rings in 7 seasons, and should not be dissuaded from going over the $189 MIL Luxury Tax Threshold either. The club has paid off all of its debt – and is raking in the cash.
The Giants routinely sellout AT & T Park, and will continue to do so. This venue is considered the #1 stadium by most of the percentage of people who have seen all 30 MLB Parks.
MadBum will only make $35.5 MIL over the next four years, which is an absolute steal.
This club has to spend money to compete with the LA Dodgers. Last year the Giants edged just underneath the Luxury Tax Threshold of $189 MIL – with a mark of $187.1 MIL. The organization will likely spend somewhere near that clip again in 2016.
Perhaps they will still re-sign Tim Lincecum to a one year deal with a lot of incentives attached to it. Although I am thinking they would rather see him as a late-inning arm, and he may want to Start.
This team now has $155 MIL on the books for 14 player contracts in 2017 – and would be without their top 3 Relief Core chucker.
The team signing Denard Span (3 YRs/$31 MIL guaranteed, or 4 YRs/$39 MIL) was brilliant. This does give them an effective 3 OF (Pagan, Pence and Span -with Blanco and Belt having the ability to also play LF) – and in particular when you see Pagan and Pence spent so much time on the DL last year.
With Cain eventually coming off the books (after 2017 if the team declines his 2018 Option), the club also needs to position itself beyond that year without him.
They are also going to be playing against Clayton Kershaw for the next half a dozen years or so too. A #1 ace is essential. With these 3 guys in the fold, all have capable talent to be #1’s.
The club has Bumgarner until 2019, Samardzija’s deal runs through 2020 and Cueto is inked until 2021.
It is important to look at the AAV of the three key FA’s – with Crawford’s extension ($12.5 AAV, but just $6 MIL in 2016) – as $62.83 MIL instead of the $40.6 MIL all four will combine to earn for their 2016 contracts.
The Giants are probably going to be over the Luxury Tax Threshold already – even with the few MIL they save on Posey’s AAV being around 18.2 MIL and his 2016 sum being at $20 MIL.
Matt Cain’s lower AAV then 2016 cash ($20 MIL to about $18.5 MIL) is also slightly offset by Pagan making more than his AAV of his deal ($11.3 MIL to $10.00 AAV).
The Giants are drawing well over 3.5 Million Fans per year, and another championship run in the next four years is possible with Posey, Bumgarner, Cueto, Samardzija Pence, Panik, Span and Brandon Crawford all being on the teams payroll until at least 2019.
Really the 2016 winter going into 2017 will consist of the team trying to find more Bullpen help by signing their own pending Free Agent guys, or looking on the open market again.
Johnny Cueto SP (30): The former Red and Royals player makes $15.8 MIL in 2016 and $21.8 MIL in 2017, and also has a $5 MIL Buyout after that year. So he is guaranteed $42.6 MIL for the next 2 campaigns.
If Cueto remains from 2018 – 2021, he is deal goes like this respectively: $21.8 MIL from 2018 – 2021. There is also a Team Option for 2022 that comes with a $22 MIL price tag – or $5 MIL Buyout.
Matt Cain SP (31): Makes $20.8 MIL for each of the next 2 years, before there is a Team Option for $21 MIL in 2018 – or a $7.5 MIL Buyout.
Buster Posey C/1B (29): The Catcher/1B makes $20 MIL in 2016, and will earn $21.4 MIL in each season between 2017 – 2021, with a Buyout stipulated for 2022 at $3 MIL that acts like a bonus.
Jeff Samardzija SP (31): “The Shark” makes just $10.8 MIL in 2016 – before equal sums of $19.8 MIL (2017 – 2020) follow that for his total of $90 MIL over 5 seasons.
Hunter Pence OF (33); Pence will earn $18.5 MIL for the next 3 years each.
Jake Peavy SP (35): The two time World Series winner makes $15 MIL this upcoming year before he hits Free Agency next winter.
Angel Pagan CF (34): Pagan makes $11.3 MIL in 2016 and is a Free Agent in 2017.
Madison Bumgarner SP (26): MadBum is vastly underpaid at $10 MIL in 2016 and $11.5 MIL in 2017. Unless disaster strikes there are two straight Team Options for 2018 and 2019 at $12 MIL per year.
Denard Span CF (32): The new leadoff hitter earns $5 MIL in 2016, before consecutive seasons of $11 MIL each in 2017 and 2018.
There is a $12 MIL Team Option in 2019 that calls for a total of $12 MIL. If he plays the 4th year, it will cost the franchise just $39 MIL over 4 campaigns. If he is bought out. the deal is worth 3 Years/$31 MIL.
Sergio Romo RP (33): $9.5 MIL in 2016 and a Free Agent in 2017.
Santiago Casilla CL (35): $6.5 MIL in 2016 and a Free Agent in 2017.
Brandon Crawford SS (29): The SS just signed a 6 YRs/$75 MIL deal this winter. Breakdown goes: $6 MIL in 2016. $8.2 MIL in 2017 – and for every year between 2018 – 2021 he will earn $15.2 MIL per season.
Javier Lopez RP (38): $5.0 MIL in 2016 and a Free Agent in 2017.
Gregor Blanco OF (32): $3.9 MIL in 2016 and a Free Agent in 2017
Total Money for this Category – $158.8 MIL
George Kontos RP (31): Makes $1.2 MIL in 2016 – and 3 years of Arbitration and is eligible to be a Free Agent in 2020.
Hector Sanchez C (26): Is projected to make 900K in 2016. Has 3 years of Arbitration and is eligible to be a Free Agent in 2019.
Total Money for this Category – $2.1 MIL: Total Team Salary – $160.9 MIL
Brandon Belt 1B/LF (28): Makes $6.2 MIL in 2016 – has one more year of Arbitration in 2017 – before hitting the open market in 2018.
Total Money for this Category – $6.2 MIL: Total Team Salary – $167.4 MIL
Dead Money POS/AGE:
Nori Aoki RF (34): Buyout of 700K and will not be on the payroll past this year.
Daniel Carbonell OF (24): Buyout of 350K in 2016 and 450K in 2017 and will not be on the payroll beyond that.
Total Money for this Category – $1.1 MIL: Total Team Salary – $168.5 MIL
Entry Level Contracts POS/AGE
Cory Gearrin RP (30): Is Arbitration Eligible for four years between 2016 – 2019 and will become a Free Agent in 2020.
Ehire Adrianza UT (26): Is Arbitration Eligible from 2018 – 2020 and a Free Agent in 2021.
Joe Panik 2B (25): Is Arbitration Eligible from 2018 – 2020 and a Free Agent in 2021.
Andrew Susac C (26): Is Arbitration Eligible from 2018 – 2020 and a Free Agent in 2021.
Matt Duffy UT (25): Is Arbitration Eligible from 2018 – 2020 and a Free Agent in 2021.
Chris Heston SP (28): Is Arbitration Eligible from 2018 – 2020 and a Free Agent in 2021.
Hunter Strickland RP (27): Is Arbitration Eligible for four years between 2017 – 2020 and will become a Free Agent in 2021.
Josh Osich RP (27): Is Arbitration Eligible from 2019 – 2021 and a Free Agent in 2022.
Kelby Tomlinson 2B (25): Is Arbitration Eligible from 2019 – 2021 and a Free Agent in 2022.
Michael Broadway RP (29): Is Arbitration Eligible from 2019 – 2021 and a Free Agent in 2022.
Jarrett Parker OF/PH (26): Is Arbitration Eligible from 2019 – 2021 and a Free Agent in 2022.
Cody Hall RP (28): Is Arbitration Eligible from 2019 – 2021 and a Free Agent in 2022.
Trevor Brown C (24): Is Arbitration Eligible from 2019 – 2021 and a Free Agent in 2022.
Mac Williamson LF (25): Is Arbitration Eligible from 2019 – 2021 and a Free Agent in 2022.
Total Money for this Category – $7 MIL: Total Team Salary – $175.9 MIL.
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