Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Royals Payroll Estimate #3

This estimate reflects only players who are currently under team control for the 2011 season. It does not include any speculation on players who will be signed via free agency or those who will be acquired via trade. This list will change as the off season progress, and players are acquired, or lost.

The positions in many cases are speculative. If I pencil in a player at a position who did not start there in 2010, it may be because I simply feel he would be the most qualified should 2011 begin today. It does not mean I expect the team to enter the 2011 season with said player manning that positon, so don't read into it too much.

An asterisk denotes an arbitration eligible player and my estimate at what they'll receive. Please note that this is not an exact figure, but should be close. 


- Non-Tendered Josh Fields
- Signed Melky Cabrera for 1y/1.5m
- Signed Jeff Francouer for 1y/2.5m
- Traded Zach Greinke and Yuniesky Betancourt for Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain, Jeremy Jeffress, and Jake Odorizzi.
- Signed Bruce Chen for 1y/2.0m + 1.5m in incentives.
- Signed Jeff Francis for 1y/2.0m + 2.0m in incentives.
- Reached arbitration agreements with: Alex Gordon, Luke Hochevar, Brayan Pena, Wilson Betemit, Kyle Davies, and Robinson Tejada.

C) Jason Kendall - 3.75m
1B) Billy Butler - 2.75m*
2B) Mike Aviles - 450k
3B) Wilson Betemit - 1.0m
SS) Alcides Escobar - 450k
LF) Alex Gordon - 1.15m (2.0m est.)
CF) Lorenzo Cain - 450k
RF) Jeff Francouer - 2.5m
DH) Kila Ka'aihue - 450k

BN) Brayan Pena - 660k (750k est.)
BN) Joaquin Arias - 450k
BN) Mitch Maier - 450k
BN) Melky Cabrera - 1.25m

SP) Jeff Francis - 2.0m
SP) Luke Hochevar - 1.76m (2.5m est.)
SP) Bruce Chen - 2.0m
SP) Kyle Davies - 3.2m (2.5m est.)
SP) Vin Mazzaro - 450k

RP) Gil Meche - 12.0m
RP) Blake Wood - 450k
RP) Dusty Hughes - 450k
RP) Sean O'Sullivan - 450k
RP) Kevin Pucetas - 450k
RP) Robinson Tejada - 1.55m (1.5m est.)
RP) Joakim Soria - 4.0m

MiLB Costs:
 - Noel Agruelles 1.38m
- Aaron Crow: 1.0m

Total: 46.15m


  1. You can knock off $12 million now with Meche retiring..

  2. You're absolutely right Jeff. That along with removing Dusty Hughes and adjusting Butler's salary to match reflect his new financial reality. I promise, I'll have it up soon!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Really hope to see you more in the future.