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Settling the dust: Payroll and such

It's been a hectic week as Scott Proefrock and Co. have blown through their arbitration cases like they had somewhere better to be on Feb. 1.

Settling the dust: Payroll and such

"I´m excited to see him work," Chase Utley said of the Phillies´ trade for Roy Halladay. (Steven M. Falk/Staff file photo)
"I'm excited to see him work," Chase Utley said of the Phillies' trade for Roy Halladay. (Steven M. Falk/Staff file photo)

It's been a hectic week as Scott Proefrock and Co. have blown through their arbitration cases like they had somewhere better to be on Feb. 1.

The theme of the offseason has been cost-certainty, particularly through 2012. The Phillies doled out three-year contracts to Roy Halladay, Placido Polanco, Joe Blanton, Shane Victorino and Carlos Ruiz, bringing their payroll for this season to $137.745 million, when factoring estimated salries for J.A. Happ and Ben Francisco. Most remarkable is where they stand for next season, with $130.35 million guaranteed to 15 players. Barring an increase in payroll, it could be a silent 2010 offseason with seven-of-eight regulars and four-of-five starters under contract.

Anyway, figured I'd lay out the numbers now that the numbers have died down:

2010 Roster/Payroll

SS - Jimmy Rollins: $8.5 million (includes $1.0 mil of prorated sign bonus)
3B - Placido Polanco: $5.0 million
2B - Chase Utley: $15.0 million
1B - Ryan Howard: $19.0 million
RF - Jayson Werth: $7.0 million
LF - Raul Ibanez: $11.5 million
CF - Shane Victorino: $5.0 million
C -  Carlos Ruiz: $1.9 million

TOTAL: 8 regulars, $73.9 million

No. 1 - Roy Halladay: $9.75 million
No. 2 - Cole Hamels $6.65 million
No. 3 - Joe Blanton $7.0 million
No. 4 - J.A. Happ: $0.500 million* ($0.400 million)
No. 5 - Jamie Moyer: $8.0 million

TOTAL: 5 starters, $31.9 million

Bench 1 - Greg Dobbs: $1.35 million
Bench 2 - Ben Francisco: $0.55 million* ($0.4214 million)
Bench 3 - Juan Castro: 0.70 million
Bench 4 - Brian Schneider: $1.25 million
Bench 5 - Ross Gload: $1.0 million

TOTAL: 4 reserves, $4.85 million

Reliever 1 - Brad Lidge: $11.5 million
Reliever 2 - Ryan Madson: $4.5 million
Reliever 3 - J.C. Romero: $4.0 million
Reliever 4 - Danys Baez: $2.5 million
Reliever 5 - Chad Durbin: $2.125 million
Reliever 6 - Jose Contreras: $1.5 million
Reliever 7 - OPEN

TOTAL: 6 relievers, $26.125 million

Extras:

Pedro Feliz: $.50 million
Adam Eaton: $.50 million
Geoff Jenkins: $1.25 million

TOTAL: $2.25 million
GRAND TOTAL: 24 players, $138.60 million

2011 Payroll

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Starters
Roy Halladay - 20
Cole Hamels - 9.5
J.A. Happ - (Control or Arbitration)
Joe Blanton - 8.5

Relievers
Brad Lidge - 11.5
Ryan Madson - 4.5
J.C. Romero - 4.5/.25
Danys Baez - 2.75

Regulars
Jimmy Rollins - 8.5
Placido Polanco - 5.75 (Includes $.500 sign bonus payable b/w Jan. 2011 and Jan. 2012)
Chase Utley - 15
Ryan Howard - 20
Raul Ibanez - 11.5
Shane Victorino - 7.5
Carlos Ruiz - 2.75

Bench
Ross Gload - 1.6
Ben Francisco - Arb
Brian Schneider - 1.5
Juan Castro - .75/.05

GUARANTEED: 15 players, $130.85 million
UNDER CONTROL:  Francisco, Happ

2012 Payroll


1. Roy Halladay - 20
2. Cole Hamels - Arb/9.5
3. Joe Blanton - 8.5
4. J.A. Happ - Arb

Regulars
Chase Utley - 15
Placido Polanco - 6.25
Shane Victorino - 9.5
Carlos Ruiz - 3.75
Ben Francisco - Arb (4 yrs of service)

Bench
Ben Francisco - Arb (4 yrs service)

Relievers
Brad Lidge - 12.5/1.5

TOTAL: Six players, $63.0 million

2013 Payroll

Roy Halladay - 20 (vesting option)
Chase Utley - 15
Placido Polanco - 5.5/1
Carlos Ruiz - 5.0/0.5

TOTAL: Two players, $35 million
 

David Murphy Daily News Staff Writer
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