Mets Payroll Check After Cano Deal

This is an early off-season look at the 2019 Mets payroll thanks to an early deal — the Cano fiasco — as well as not tendering a contract to Wilmer Flores. Also a mistake in my opinion:

Jacob deGrom: $12,000,000 (estimate)
Zack Wheeler: $4,000,000 (est)
Noah Syndergaard: $6,000,000 (est)
Steven Matz: $2,000,000 (est)
Jason Vargas: $8,000,000 (actual)

Robert Gsellman: $600,000 (est)
Seth Lugo: $600,000 (est)
Drew Smith: $600,000 (est)
Tyler Bashlor: $600,000 (est)
Paul Sewald: $600,000 (est)
Corey Oswalt: $600,000 (est)
Edwin Diaz: $600,000 (est)

Travis d’Arnaud: $4,000,000 (est)
Kevin Plawecki: $1,500,000 (est)

David Wright: $15,000,000 (actual)
Todd Frazier: $9,000,000 (actual)
Robinson Cano: $20,000,000 (actual)
Amed Rosario: $600,000 (est)
Jeff McNeil: $600,000 (est)
Peter Alonso: $600,000 (est)

Yoenis Cespedes: $29,000,000 (actual)
Juan Lagares: $9,000,000 (actual)
Michael Conforto: $2,000,000 (est)
Brandon Nimmo: $600,000 (est)
Outfielder: $600,000 (est)

So the Mets now have exactly $90 million in actual salaries committed for next season. That is down $2.5 million from the last look by removing Anthony Swarzak and Jay Bruce and adding Robinson Cano. The estimated portion is now $38,700,000, down $3.8 million. That takes into account removing Wilmer Flores’s arbitration payday, and adding minimums for Diaz and a backup outfielder. So the grand total is $128,700,000, down $6.3 million from the last look.

So Brodie Van Wagenen has a little more cash to find a couple of quality bullpen arms, an outfielder and a catcher (oh year, he tendered d’Arnaud a contract — another mistake).

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