New thread for the sake of new threadness. There was some question about B-REF’s numbers on the last SWAG at this, so this time I’ve decided to guess at individual arbitration and contract assignments for various players. For example, I’f decided that Freddie Freeman will receive the same contract in his first year of arb eligibility that Jason Heyward received last year. And I’ve decided that Julio Teheran will get the same contract assignment that Mike Minor got last year. Etc, et al. Questions and thoughts are, as always, welcomed. That’s what the comments are for. ROSTERBATION! (Look, it’s either this or actually watching the Cards/Red Sox Series, right?)
Bold and italicized values indicate contracts that are definitive. Everything else is a best guess projection based length of service and how much the Braves tend to pay in each pre-arb and arb year.
|Position||Player||Age||Projected 2014 Salary|
If we assume the same $96 million payroll in 2014, the Braves have
$25 $19 mil to spend. If we get all dreamy and say they’re going to commit the extra $25 mil from the national TV deal directly to payroll, they have $50 mil to spend. (But we’re not naive enough to think Liberty will do anything but pocket that money, are we?)
This all assumes an open slot in their rotation (listed as S6 in the table) and Dan Uggla’s contract doesn’t move.