The Mets came to an agreement with Neil Walker on a $10.55 million contract for 2016 Friday, avoiding arbitration. Jeurys Familia is the final holdout. So let’s see where we stand with the Mets payroll.
Bartolo Colon: $7,250,000 (actual)
Matt Harvey: $4.325,000 (actual)
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)
Josh Edgin: $625,000 (actual)
Addison Reed: $5,300,000 (actual)
Antonio Bastardo: $6,000,000 (actual)
Jenrry Mejia: $2,470,000 (actual)
Jeurys Familia: $2,000,000 (est)
Sean Gilmartin: $600,000 (est)
Erik Goedell: $600,000 (est)
Hansel Robles: $600,000 (est)
Travis d’Arnaud: $600,000 (est)
Kevin Plawecki: $600,000 (est)
David Wright: $20,000,000 (actual)
Asdrubal Cabrera: $8,250,000 (actual)
Ruben Tejada: $3,000,000 (actual)
Lucas Duda: $6,725,000 (actual)
Neil Walker: $10,5500,000 (actual)
Wilmer Flores: $600,000 (est)
Yoenis Cespedes: $27,500,000 (actual)
Curtis Granderson: $16,000,000 (actual)
Juan Lagares: $2,500,000 (actual)
Alejandro De Aza: $5,750,000 (actual)
Michael Conforto: $600,000 (est)
So now the actual salaries are $130,245,000. The estimates are $8,600,000, for a grand total Mets payroll of $138,845,000.
The bullpen is in a state of flux. I removed Carlos Torres and his $1.05 million salary because he was waived Friday. And if no one picks him up and takes the salary, the Mets will only owe him a couple of hundred thousand dollars. There are extra relievers because both Josh Edgin and Jenrry Mejia will not start the season with the team. Edgin is recovering from Tommy John surgery, and Mejia is recovering from stupidity. The Mets will not owe him the full amount while he serves his PED suspension, but for our purposes, I included it all.
If the payroll is any indication, the Mets are going for it in 2016. How about that?