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2014 Chicago Cubs

Current and Future Payrolls

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2013

73-89, 5th place in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Rick Renteria (73-89)
GM: Jed Hoyer, Farm Dir: Jaron Madison, Scouting Dir: Matt Dorey
Scored 614 runs, Allowed 707 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 71-91

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 2,652,113 (6th of 15)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 104 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 100

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2013 Current and Future Payrolls

Team Future Payrolls

Buyouts are always shown when years are options ([*] for option details)
Name Age Yrs Acquired SrvTm Agent Contract Status 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Starlin Castro 24 5 Amateur Free Agent 3.150 Wasserman Media G... 8 yrs/$60.57M (12-19) & 20 team option $5M $6M $7M $9M $10M $11M $1M [FA-*] FA
Edwin Jackson 30 12 Free Agency 8.070 Legacy Agency 4 yrs/$52M (13-16) $11M $11M $11M FA
Anthony Rizzo 24 4 Traded 1.168 Sports One Athlet... 7 yrs/$41M (13-19) & 20-21 team option $1.25M $5M $5M $7M $7M $11M $2M [FA-*] $0 [FA-*]
Carlos Villanueva 30 9 Free Agency 7.030 SFX 2 yrs/$10M (13-14) $5M FA
Kyuji Fujikawa 33 2 Free Agency 1.000 Don Nomura 2 yrs/$9.5M (13-14) & 15 team option $4.5M $500k [*] Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Jacob Turner 23 4 Traded 1.033 Scott Boras 5 yrs/$5.7M (10-14) & 15 team option $1M $0 [*] Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Travis Wood 27 5 Traded 3.004 Frontline 1 yr/$3.9M (14) $3.9M Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Ryan Sweeney 29 9 Free Agency 6.028 Larry Reynolds 2 yrs/$3.5M (14-15) & 16 team option $1.5M $1.5M $500k [FA-*] FA
Justin Ruggiano 32 6 Traded 3.019 Excel Sports Mana... 1 yr/$2M (14) $2M Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Luis Valbuena 28 7 Waivers 3.148 Elite Sports Grou... 1 yr/$1.71M (14) $1.71M Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Wesley Wright 29 7 Free Agency 4.105 Reynolds Sports M... 1 yr/$1.43M (14) $1.43M Arb-3 FA
Pedro Strop 29 6 Traded 2.156 Praver-Shapiro Sp... 1 yr/$1.33M (14) $1.32M Arb-2 Arb-3 Arb-4 FA
James McDonald 29 6 4.074 Hendricks Sports 1 yr/$1M (14) $1M Arb-3 FA
John Baker 33 7 Free Agency 4.141 CAA Sports (Joe U... 1 yr/$875k (14) $875k Arb-3 FA
Felix Doubront 26 5 Traded 2.120 SFX 1 yr/$586k (14) $586k Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Ryan Kalish 26 3 Free Agency 2.033 SFX 1 yr/$550k (14) $550k Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Welington Castillo 27 5 Amateur Free Agent 2.009 SFX 1 yr/$530k (14) $530k Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Hector Rondon 26 2 Rule 5 Draft 1.000 1 yr/$514k (14) $514k Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Justin Grimm 25 3 Traded 0.170 Bledsoe Brothers 1 yr/$506k (14) $505.5k Pre-Arb-2 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 Arb-4 FA
Dan Straily 25 3 Traded 1.031 Sosnick/Cobbe 1 yr/$505k (14) $505k Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Joe Ortiz 23 1st 0.116 1 yr/$504k (14) $504.11k Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Junior Lake 24 2 Amateur Free Agent 0.073 Kinzer Management... 1 yr/$503k (14) $502.5k Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Mike Olt 25 2 Traded 0.063 Wasserman Media G... 1 yr/$502k (14) $502k Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Jake Arrieta 28 5 Traded 2.145 Boras Corporation 1 yr/$500k (14) $500k Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Chris Coghlan 29 6 Free Agency 3.171 Scott Boras Arb (~$1) Arb FA
Arodys Vizcaino 23 2 Traded 2.050 Pan American Spor... Arb Arb FA
Blake Parker 29 3 Free Agency 1.089 Arb Arb Arb FA
Brian Schlitter 28 2 Waivers--voided 1.039 Arb Arb Arb FA
Chris Valaika 28 4 Free Agency 1.034 Wasserman Media G... Arb Arb Arb FA
Josh Vitters 24 1st Amateur Draft 0.060 CAA Sports (Nez B... Arb Arb Arb FA
Logan Watkins 24 2 Amateur Draft 0.057 Sosnick/Cobbe Arb Arb Arb FA
Zac Rosscup 26 2 Traded 0.027 Arb Arb Arb FA
Name 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Signed Players With Guaranteed Contracts (does not include players with options) *24 4 3 2 2 2
Dollars Committed Value of Guaranteed Contracts (no options are exercised and includes buyouts) *$46.7M $24M $23.5M $16M $17M $22M $3M
Contract Options Players with any type of option 2 1 2 1
Option Values Maximum value of options if all are exercised $6.5M $2.5M $30.5M $14.5M
Arb Eligible Number of arbitration eligible players (1st-2nd-3rd-4th, "Arb" players = 3rds) 4-4-3-0 5-4-9-0 3-5-11-1 0-3-11-0 0-0-6-1 0-0-0-0 0-0-0-0
Arb Costs Rough estimated value of all arbitration cases (uses 3-year averages for 1st yr, 2nd,..) †$1M $29.3M $54.4M $66.5M $51M $28.4M $0 $0
Other Players Additional Players Needed to Fill 25-man (no options exercised) 10 4 3 9 16 25 25
Other Costs Estimate of Remaining Players Costs (based on 1-year avg of all pre-arb players) $5M $2M $1.5M $4.5M $8M $12.5M $12.5M
Payroll (no options) Est. Total Payroll w/o Options (Guaranteed + Arb + Other) $58.3M $79.9M $84M $72.5M $58.4M $15.5M $12.5M
Payroll (options) Est. Total Payroll w/ Options (Guaranteed + Options + Arb + Other) $63.8M $81.9M $84M $72.5M $58.4M $45M $26.5M

* - This is not intended as an accurate payroll accounting for current. Trades are not prorated, new debuts are not added, incentives are not included.
† - 2014 arbitration projections are provided by Matt Swartz and MLBTradeRumors.com. Please check the link for a description of process and a lot more great transaction content.
All salary values are VERY unofficial. On occasion, we have estimated arbitration eligibility.
Future arbitration eligibility assumes players will play full major league seasons.
Signing bonuses are as of now all assumed to have been paid at the time of signing.
For information like contract history, contract incentives, and more, we heartily recommend Cot's Contracts
Unsigned players salaries are estimated based on the last three years of salary data:
    $500k for pre-arbitration, $1.7M for 1st-year arb, $2.7M for 2nd-year-arb, $3.9M for 3rd-year-arb, $5M for 4th-year-arb.
Please let us know if you find any errors, updates, or corrections


2013 Current and Future Payrolls