Probable Final Check on Mets Payroll

Barring some unforeseen incident, this is probably the final check of the Mets payroll. The estimated salaries remaining will not change things very much once they are finalized.

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)
Jeurys Familia: $4,100,000 (actual)
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 $131,875,000. The estimates are $6,600,000, for a grand total Mets payroll of $138,475,000. This reflects Jeurys Familia’s healthy raise (going from $523,925 to $4.1 million in his first year of arbitration. I thought he would get closer to $2 million) and eliminating the permanently banned Jenrry Mejia’s $2.47 million salary.

Did anyone really think the Mets would get anywhere close to a $140 million payroll? Credit Sandy Alderson and the Wilpons for really going for it this year. I think someone convinced the Wilpons that if the Mets spent some real money and were in contention all year, the fans would come and more than make up for the hike in payroll. Let’s hope this happens because if it does not, we could go back to those sub-$100 million payrolls and we might have to wait another 15 years to see the Mets back in the World Series.

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