Friday, December 19, 2014

How Cole Hamels' new contract fits into the payroll moving forward

Lots of talk about how much money the Phillies have tied up in X amount of players now that Cole Hamels has signed a six-year, $144 million contract extension.

How Cole Hamels' new contract fits into the payroll moving forward

Pitcher Cole Hamels and general manager Reuben Amaro discuss Hamels´ six-year, $144 million contract. (Ed Hille/Staff Photographer)
Pitcher Cole Hamels and general manager Reuben Amaro discuss Hamels' six-year, $144 million contract. (Ed Hille/Staff Photographer)

Lots of talk about how much money the Phillies have tied up in X amount of players now that Cole Hamels has signed a six-year, $144 million contract extension

Here is how the roster sets up for next year:

*projected

Lineup

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Jimmy Rollins SS - $9.5 million

Chase Utley 2B - $12.125 million

EMPTY (3B/LF/CF)

Ryan Howard 1B - $25.0 million

Carlos Ruiz C - $3.45 million

Hunter Pence - $14.0 million*

EMPTY (3B/LF/CF)

EMPTY (3B/LF/CF)

 

Rotation

Cole Hamels LHP - $24.0 million

Cliff Lee LHP - $24.0 million

Roy Halladay RHP - $20.0 million

Vance Worley RHP - $.515 million*

Kyle Kendrick RHP - $3.75 million

 

Bullpen

Jonathan Papelbon RHP - $12.5 million

Antonio Bastardo LHP - $1.5 million*

Jake Diekman RHP - $.485 million*

EMPTY

EMPTY

EMPTY

EMPTY

 

Bench

Laynce Nix LHB/OF/1B - $1.25 million

John Mayberry Jr. RHB/OF - .515 million*

Freddy Galvis - $.485 million*

EMPTY (Backup Catcher)

EMPTY (Bench bat)

 

All of that adds up to $153.075 million for 16 players, with nine spots left to fill. Add another $10 million for player benefits, which count against the luxury tax threshold, and the Phillies are $14 million under the $178 million threshold.

But club president David Montgomery acknowledged today that the club "may have to" exceed that threshold, which increases to $189 million in 2014. The penalty for a first-time offender like the Phillies would be under $3 million on a $190 million payroll, so the tax is not cost prohibitive. How far over the threshold they can go remains to be seen, and will dictate how, exactly, they can upgrade the roster moving forward.

Lineup
Jimmy Rollins SS – $9.5 million
Chase Utley 2B – $12.125 million
Ryan Howard 1B – $25.0 million
Carlos Ruiz C – $6.0 million
Domonic Brown LF – .480 million
Center Field
Rotation
Cliff Lee – $24.0 million
Cole Hamels – $24.0 million
Roy Halladay – $20.0 million
Vance Worley – $.515 million
Kyle Kendrick – $3.75 million
Bullpen
Jonathan Papelbon – $12.5 million
Antonio Bastardo – $1.5 million*
Jake Diekman – $.485 million
Setup man
Reliever
Reliever
Long reliever
Bench
Laynce Nix – $1.25 million
John Mayberry Jr. – $.515 million
Freddy Galvis – $.485 million
Veteran backup catcher – $.800 million
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David Murphy Daily News Staff Writer
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