Latest Check on Growing 2019 Mets Payroll

With Brodie Van Wagenen a very active general manager (we’re not used to that coming out of Flushing!), it’s time once again to check out the 2019 Mets payroll.

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)
Kevin Plawecki: $1,500,000 (est)

David Wright: $15,000,000 (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)

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 $103,916,667 in actual salaries committed for next season (thanks Familia for that stupid number). The estimated portion is now $34,100,000. That includes leaving out Travis d’Arnaud. I don’t care what Van Wagenen says — there is no way they are keeping him as a backup at an estimated $4 million. So the grand total is $138,016,667. That’s up around $10 million from the last look, even with adding in Familia and Ramos.

So Van Wagenen, who says he is not done, still has around $20 million to play with, by my estimate, anyway.

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