This Should Be Fun — Mets Projected 2023 Payroll

UPDATE 12/22
I forgot Adam Ottavino, and while I’m here, I can update the amount owed to the jettisoned James McCann and add this Danny Mendick character.

In this latest edition of “Spending Steve Cohen’s Money,” let’s look at the Mets projected 2023 payroll following the shocking signing of Carlos Correa, bringing in Kodai Senga from Japan and the baffling signing of Omar Naravaez.

Max Scherzer: $43,333,333 (actual)
Justin Verlander: $43,333,333 (actual)
Jose Quintana: $13,000,000 (actual)
Carlos Carrasco: $14,000,000 (actual)
David Peterson: $750,000 (estimate)
Joey Lucchesi: $1,500,000 (est)
Tylor Megill: $750,000 (est)
Kodai Senga: $15,000,000 (actual)

Edwin Diaz: $21,250,000 (actual)
Drew Smith: $1,000,000 (est)
Brooks Raley: $4,500,000 (actual)
John Curtis: $775,000 (actual)
David Robertson: $10,000,000 (actual)
Elieser Hernandez: $1,500,000 (est)
Adam Ottavino: $7,250,000 (actual)

James McCann: $10,000,000 (actual)
Tomas Nido: $2,000,000 (est)
Omar Narvaez: $8,000,000 (actual)

Pete Alonso: $15,000,000 (est)
Jeff McNeil: $8,000,000 (est)
Francisco Lindor: $32,477,277 (actual)
Luis Guillorme: $2,000,000 (est)
Robinson Cano: $20,050,000 (actual)
Eduardo Escobar: $9,500,000 (actual)
Daniel Vogelbach: $1,500,000 (actual)
Carlos Correa: $26,250,000 (actual)
Danny Mendick: $1,000,000 (actual)

Mark Canha: $11,500,000 (actual)
Starling Marte: $20,750,000 (actual)
Darin Ruf: $3,000,000 (actual)
Brandon Nimmo: $20,000,000 (actual)

So the Mets have $336,468,943 in actual obligations, and when you add an estimated $32,500,000 for arbitration and minimum salary guys, you get a grand total of $368,968,943. The Mets would like to dump McCann’s salary, and Carrasco is another trade possibility. But man, that is a huge number!

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