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Looking at the 2021 Mets Payroll

By this time in past off-seasons, I would have been on like my fifth Mets payroll check already. Under Steve Cohen, the payroll seems less important. But I figured I would do my first now just to see how things are shaping up.

Jacob deGrom: $36,000,000 (actual)
Noah Syndergaard: $9,700,000 (actual)
Steven Matz: $5,200,000 (actual)
Marcus Stroman: $18,900,000 (actual)
Carlos Carrasco: $12,000,000 (actual)
David Peterson: $600,000 (estimate)

Jeurys Familia: $11,666,667 (actual)
Trevor May: $7,750,000 (actual)
Robert Gsellman: $1,500,000 (est)
Seth Lugo: $3,000,000 (est)
Edwin Diaz: $6,000,000 (est)
Brad Brach: $2,075,000 (actual)
Dellin Betances: $6,000,000 (actual)
Miguel Castro: $2,000,000 (est)
Sam McWilliams: $750,000 (actual)
Jacob Barnes: $750,000 (actual)

James McCann: $8,150,000 (actual)
Tomas Nido: $600,000 (est)

Pete Alonso: $600,000 (est)
J.D. Davis: $600,000 (est)
Jeff McNeil: $600,000 (est)
Francisco Lindor: $20,000,000 (est)
Luis Guillorme: $600,000 (est)

Michael Conforto: $12,000,000 (est)
Brandon Nimmo: $4,000,000 (est)
Dominic Smith: $2,000,000 (est)
Guillermo Heredia: $1,000,000 (actual)

So by my count, the Mets have $119,941,667 committed in actual salaries, and an estimated $54,100,000 for arbitration and pre-arbitration players, for a grand total of $174,041,667. That was enough to make the Wilpons blanch. Not the Monopoly Man, aka Rich Uncle Pennybags (look it up; I did!), aka Steve Cohen. But apparently Cohen does not want to go over the luxury tax threshold, which is $210 million. So that leaves roughly $36 million left to spend, which means George Springer and his expected $25 million or so salary would fit right in (yes, I know the luxury tax calculation includes the 40-man roster and such things as insurance and whatnot, but I don’t want to get into that right now). The point is, there is room to improve the team even more, even after today’s Lindor/Carrasco blockbuster. Yes, this is shaping up to be a good time to be a Mets fan.

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