Tuesday, January 20, 2009

2009 Padres Payroll Projections Redux

January 20, 2008 (Updated 1/21/09)

2009 Padres Payroll Projections Redux

Some Free Agent signings have happened and all the arbitration eligible players have been signed so I thought I should update this post.

When its all said and done the Padres will still be right at that much discussed $40 million budget for payroll in 2009.

San Diego Padres 2009 Contract Projections

Players with guaranteed salaries for 2009

Jake Peavy – $11.0 million
Chris Young – $4.5 million
Adrian Gonzalez – $3.0 million
Brian Giles - $9.0 million with $3 million buyout.

Total $ Guaranteed - $27.5 million

Arbitration Eligible Players
Jody Gerut $0.700m (2008) - 2009 Est - $1.5 - $2.5 m (Signed for $1.775m)
Scott Hairston $.406m (2008) - 2009 Est - $.750 - $1.5 m (Signed $1.250m)
Heath Bell $0.420m (2008) - 2009 Est - $2.0 - $2.5 m (Signed for $1.225m)
Luis Rodriguez $0.4025m (2008) 2009 Est - $0.410 - $.600m (Signed $0.675m)

Total Arbitration Eligible 2008 salaries - $1.9825 million Est 2009 Salaries - $7.1 million worst case ($4.925 Actual

Free Agents signed after Original December 15, 2008 Article

David Eckstein - $0.850m
Henry Blanco - $0.750 (Signed 1/21/09)

Total for 9 Signed Players = $34.005m

On 25 Man Roster & Under Team Control - 2008 Salaries Listed
Kevin Kouzmanoff - $0.410m (2008-not arbitration eligible)
Edgar Gonzalez - $0.390m (2008-not arbitration eligible)
Chase Headley - $0.410m (2008-not arbitration eligible)
Nick Hundley - $0.410m (2008-not arbitration eligible)
Mike Adams - $0.410m (2008-not arbitration eligible)
Cha Seung Baek - $0.3925m (2008-not arbitration eligible)
Josh Geer - $0.390m (2008-not arbitration eligible)
Justin Hampson - $0.4025m (2008-not arbitration eligible)
Cla Meredith - $0.415m (2008-not arbitration eligible)
Scott Patterson - $0.390m (2008-not arbitration eligible)
Matt Antonelli - $0.390m (2008-not arbitration eligible)
Will Venable - $0.390m (2008-not arbitration eligible)
Travis Denker - $0.390m (2008-not arbitration eligible)
Drew Macias - $0.390m (2008-not arbitration eligible)
Total 2008 Salaries - $6.395 million
Total if remaining 2 slots are filled at major league minimum of $0.400m - $6.560m

Total Current & Projected Player 2009 Salaries - $40.585m (Updated 1/21/09)

Some of those players won't be on the 2009 Roster opening day roster and other minor league signees and major league minimum type of players will be on the 2009 roster.

A 2nd catcher has to be added whether from the minor league signing of Eliezer Alfonzo or from a FA like Ausmus. Either way it will be at or near the major league minimum.

The Padres minor league signings like Mark Prior (will make $1.0m if he makes ML roster), Kevin Correia (will make $0.750m if he makes ML roster) and Chris Burke (will make $0.650m if he makes ML roster) are not on that list.

If all three (Prior, Correia and Burke) make the roster, the 2009 Payroll will be $41.750m (as of 1/21/09)