Another Check of 2016 Mets Payroll

I didn’t think I’d be checking on the Mets payroll again so soon. But in the past week, Michael Cuddyer suddenly retired, giving the Mets $12.5 million more to spend. They did so quickly, re-signing Bartolo Colon and Jerry Blevins. So let’s see where things stand now:

Bartolo Colon: $7,250,000 (actual)
Matt Harvey: $7,000,000 (est)
Jacob deGrom: $600,000 (est)
Noah Syndergaard: 600,000 (est)
Steven Matz: $600,000 (est)
Zack Wheeler: $600,000 (est)

Jerry Blevins: $4,000,000 (actual)
Jeurys Familia: $2,000,000 (est)
Addison Reed: $5,000,000 (est)
Sean Gilmartin: $600,000 (est)
Hansel Robles: $600,000 (est)
Erik Goedell: $600,000 (est)
Carlos Torres: $2,000,000 (est)

Travis d’Arnaud: $600,000 (est)
Kevin Plawecki: $600,000 (est)

David Wright: $20,000,000 (actual)
Asdrubal Cabrera: $8,250,000 (actual)
Lucas Duda: $6,000,000 (est)
Wilmer Flores: $600,000 (est)
Ruben Tejada: $3,000,000 (est)
Neil Walker: $10,000,000 (est)

Curtis Granderson: $16,000,000 (actual)
Juan Lagares: $2,500,000 (actual)
Michael Conforto: $600,000 (est)
Outfielder: ?????
Outfielder: ?????

The actual salaries are $58,000,000, with estimates at $41.600,000, for a grand total Mets payroll of $99,600,000. That’s actually $4 million lower than the last estimate. That’s because Cuddyer’s $12.5 million was removed, replaced by Colon’s $7.25 million and Blevins’s $4 million (I had him budgeted at $2.4 million). I also removed Rafael Montero’s $600,000 to make room for Colon. And now the Mets need two outfielders.

So the Mets still have around $10 million with which to play, assuming a payroll of $110 million.

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