10/14/14

MMs Off-Season Series: The Young Guns and their 2015 Renewable Contracts

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     With the 2014 season over it's now time to focus our attention to the 2015 off-season. With the emergence of our young stars this season and the return of the "Dark Knight of Flushing," this off-season is going to be a critical one for Sandy Alderson and company. Last week, we took a look at Alderson's starting budget and the players already contractual committed. Today, its the team friendly, renewable contracts for the young stars.

2015 Renewable Contracts

     During the 1st 3 years of a player's MLB service time they are subject to annual contract renewals. This off-season the team has a mass of young stars and role players that have yet to achieve that 3rd year of time and do not qualify for Super 2 status.

     These contracts generally begin at the MLB league minimum (2014: $500,000) and are adjusted a small amount annually for cost of living inflation. Last year's COPA raise was 2% so we will assume the same rate for 2015. Please note that service time calculations are rough estimates. Service Times are to be read in the following manner (years.days; Example: Juan Lagares has 1.170 years of service time. This equals 1 years and 170 days.)

Player Service Time (yrs) 2014 salary 2015 salary Arbitration Eligible
Anthony Recker
2.128
$505,340
$515,500
2016
Carlos Torres
2.114
$561,875
$573,500
2016
Matt Harvey
2.072
$546,625
$558,000
2016
Andrew Brown
1.065
$538,045
$549,000
2017
Juerys Familia
2.030
$502,550
$513,000
2016
Scott Rice
2.000
$542,500
$553,500
2016
Josh Edgin
2.010
$500,000
$510,000
2016
Kirk Nieuwenhuis
1.110
$500,000
$510,000
2017
Juan Lagares
1.170
$506,636
$517,000
2017
Zack Wheeler
1.109
$512,375
$523,000
2017
Travis d'Arnaud
1.035
$501,560
$512,000
2017
Eric Campbell
0.140
$500,000
$510,000
2018
Jacob deGrom
0.135
$500,000
$510,000
2018
Victor Black
0.165
$502,250
$512,500
2018
Wilmer Flores
1.005
$500,000
$510,000
2017
Gonzalez Germen
0.165
$504,875
$515,000
2018
Josh Satin
1.035
$506,809
$517,000
2017
Matt den Dekker
0.104
$500,000
$510,000
2018
Rafael Montero
0.075
$500,000
$510,000
2018
Juan Centeno
0.066
$500,000
$510,000
2018
Dilson Herrera
0.035
$500,000
$510,000
2018
Erik Goeddel
0.030
$500,000
$510,000
2018
Dario Alvarez
0.025
$500,000
$510,000
2018
Steven Matz
0.000
$500,000
$510,000
2018
Cesar Puello
0.000
$500,000
$510,000
2018
Wilfredo Tovar
0.020
$500,000
$510,000
2018
Jeff Walters
0.000
$500,000
$510,000
2018

     Despite spending all of 2014 on the 60 Day DL, Harvey did accrue MLB service time which pretty much wasted a year of cost control for the Mets. The timing of Black, deGrom, and Campbell's promotions will allow the Mets to keep them under cost control for the full 6 seasons but they are trending to be Super 2 eligible which means they will get 4 arbitration raises instead of 3.

     With the renewing of their contracts, Sandy Alderson will add $14,010,000 to the payroll and now has now filled 31 of his 40 roster spots filled. The total payroll now stands at $68,010,000 before arbitration raises.

1 comments:

Thomas Brennan said...

Had to remember why Familia would already be over 2 years. He's closing in on higher paydays after 2015.

My question is, though, which one in the picture is you, and which one is Mack?

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