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Checking on 2019 Mets Payroll After Wright Restructuring

UPDATE: 1/10/18 6:36pm
A couple of hours after I posted this, the Mets reportedly signed Jed Lowrie to a two-year, $20 million contract. So add about $10 million to all of this!

In this latest check of the 2019 Mets payroll, we factor in David Wright restructuring his 2019 payout ($9 million, with $6 million deferred) and bring back Travis d’Arnaud’s salary (I did not think he would be the backup catcher).

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)

Jeurys Familia: $6,666,667 (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)
Edwin Diaz: $600,000 (est)

Wilsom Ramos: $8.250,000 (actual)
Travis d’Arnaud: $3,515,000 (actual)

David Wright: $9,000,000 (actual)
Todd Frazier: $9,000,000 (actual)
Robinson Cano: $19,000,000 (actual)
Amed Rosario: $600,000 (est)
Jeff McNeil: $600,000 (est)
Peter Alonso: $600,000 (est)
J.D. Davis: $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)
Keon Broxton: $600,000 (est)

So the Mets now have $101,431,667 in actual salaries committed for next season. The estimated portion is now $33,200,000. So the grand total is $134,631,667. That’s down about $4 million from the last look, giving the Mets a little more money to play with. And if the Mets plan on spending the insurance payout the get for Cespedes (let’s say $10 million or so), then Brodie Van Wagenen has even more to spend. Or not spend.

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