Sunday, December 21, 2014

Updated Projected Salary Chart

UPDATED, 3:10 p.m. -- Just to clear up some confusion, the qualifications for inclusion in this chart is somewhat subjective. In addition to the players who are guaranteed money for 2012, I included those who I think are locks to make the Opening Day roster. The two notable absences, as noted in the comments section, are Kyle Kendrick and Ben Francisco. Both players are arbitration-eligible, which means the Phillies have the choice of tendering them a contract that will be decided through the arbitration process, or non-tendering them, which would make them free agents. I think Francisco, who could earn upwards of $2 million, is likely to get non-tendered, especially if the Phillies end up signing a free agent outfielder (Michael Cuddyer is one who they have interest in). It just isn't worth paying $2 million for a fifth outfielder who, like three of the other four, hits right-handed.

Updated Projected Salary Chart

Cliff Lee will make $21.5 million in 2012. (Clem Murray/Staff Photographer)
Cliff Lee will make $21.5 million in 2012. (Clem Murray/Staff Photographer)

UPDATED, 3:10 p.m. -- Just to clear up some confusion, the qualifications for inclusion in this chart is somewhat subjective. In addition to the players who are guaranteed money for 2012, I included those who I think are locks to make the Opening Day roster. The two notable absences, as noted in the comments section, are Kyle Kendrick and Ben Francisco. Both players are arbitration-eligible, which means the Phillies have the choice of tendering them a contract that will be decided through the arbitration process, or non-tendering them, which would make them free agents. I think Francisco, who could earn upwards of $2 million, is likely to get non-tendered, especially if the Phillies end up signing a free agent outfielder (Michael Cuddyer is one who they have interest in). It just isn't worth paying $2 million for a fifth outfielder who, like three of the other four, hits right-handed.

Kendrick is an interesting situation because it is difficult to figure what he will make next season. He earned about $2.5 million this season and posted solid numbers, but also started just 15 games. Anything at or below $4 million and he's a good bet to return in the same role he held last year. Anything above $4 million and you have to start thinking about how much you are willing to pay for a guy who has no clear role unless somebody gets hurt.

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In the story you will find in the paper and online we took a look at the payroll flexibility the Phillies still have for the rest of the offseason. Below are the player-by-player figures for the projected 25-man roster IN 2012, according to my records. Numbers with an asterisk indicate that the salary is not yet guaranteed -- it is just a projection. 

Roster Spot Slot Def Position Bats/Throws Player 2012
1 Reg1 CF SH Victorino 9.500
2 Reg2 2B LH Utley 15
3 Reg3 RF RH Pence 10*
4 Reg4 1B LH Howard 20
5 Reg5 LF

Empty2
6 Reg6 C RH Ruiz 3.7
7 Reg7 3B RH Polanco 6.25
8 Reg8 SS

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9 Rot1 SP RHP Halladay 20
10 Rot2 SP LHP Lee 21.5
11 Rot3 SP LHP Hamels 15*
12 Rot4 SP RHP Blanton 8.5
13 Rot5 SP RHP Worley 0.43*






14 BN1 OF/1B RH Mayberry 0.43*
15 BN2 OF/IF

Empty3
16 BN3 DH/1B LH Thome 1.25
17 BN4 SS/2B

Empty4
18 BN5 C

Empty5






19 BP1 RP RHP Papelbon 12.5
20 BP2 RP LHP Bastardo 0.45*
21 BP3 RP RHP Contreras 2.5
22 BP4 RP RHP Stutes 0.43*
23 BP5 RP

Empty6
24 BP6 RP

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25 BP7/BN6 RP/OF/IF

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TOTAL 17 PLAYERS 147.43



REMAINING 8 PLAYERS 27.58

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Roster Spot Slot Def Position Bats/Throws Player 2012
1 Reg1 CF SH Victorino 9.500
2 Reg2 2B LH Utley 15
3 Reg3 RF RH Pence 10
4 Reg4 1B LH Howard 20
5 Reg5 LF

Empty2
6 Reg6 C RH Ruiz 3.7
7 Reg7 3B RH Polanco 6.25
8 Reg8 SS

Empty1






9 Rot1 SP RHP Halladay 20
10 Rot2 SP LHP Lee 21.5
11 Rot3 SP LHP Hamels 15
12 Rot4 SP RHP Blanton 8.5
13 Rot5 SP RHP Worley 0.43






14 BN1 OF/1B RH Mayberry 0.43
15 BN2


Empty3
16 BN3 DH/1B LH Thome 1.25
17 BN4 SS/2B

Empty4
18 BN5 C

Empty5






19 BP1 RP RHP Papelbon 12.5
20 BP2 RP LHP Bastardo 0.45
21 BP3 RP RHP Contreras 2.5
22 BP4 RP RHP Stutes 0.43
23 BP5 RP

Empty6
24 BP6 RP

Empty7






25 BP7/BN6 RP/OF/IF

Empty8
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