2019 Mets Payroll Check Following Arbitration Settlements

I should have waited a day to post Thursday’s payroll check — so much has happened over the past 24 hours. So here’s where we stand after the surprise Jed Lowrie signing and arbitration settlements:

Jacob deGrom: $17,000,000 (actual)
Zack Wheeler: $5,975,000 (actual)
Noah Syndergaard: $6,000,000 (actual)
Steven Matz: $2,625,000 (actual)
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)
Jed Lowrie: $10,000,000 (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: $4,025,000 (actual)
Brandon Nimmo: $600,000 (est)
Keon Broxton: $600,000 (est)

The Mets committed payroll for next season has skyrocketed to $147,056,667, up some $45 million from yesterday. The estimated portion is now $7,200,000, for a grand total of $154,256,667. That is just about where everyone assumed the Mets would end up. So is this it? Is this the 2019 Mets? Is this the team really the favorite in the NL East, as Brodie Van Wagenen proclaimed? They seem one arm in the bullpen and one bat in the middle of the lineup short. But what do I know!

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