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Current and Future Payrolls

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73-89, Finished 5th 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 - 102, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 100

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2013 / 2015 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 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Jason Heyward 26 6 6.000 Excel Sports Mgmt 8 yrs/$184M (16-23) $17.5M $24M $24M $22.5M $23.5M $23.5M $24.5M $24.5M
Jon Lester 32 10 Free Agency 9.075 ACES (Sam & Seth ... 6 yrs/$155M (15-20) & 21 team option $25M $25M $27.5M $27.5M $20M $10M [FA-*] FA
Miguel Montero 32 10 Traded 9.031 Octagon 6 yrs/$65.9M (12-17) $14M $14M FA
Ben Zobrist 35 10 8.134 Alan Nero 4 yrs/$56M (16-19) $10.5M $16.5M $16.5M $12.5M FA
Anthony Rizzo 26 5 Traded 3.168 Sports One Athlet... 7 yrs/$41M (13-19) & 20-21 team option $5M $7M $7M $11M $2M [FA-*] $0 [FA-*] FA
John Lackey 37 13 13.095 Steve Hilliard 2 yrs/$32M (16-17) $16M $16M FA
Jorge Soler 24 2 Amateur Free Agent 1.033 Praver-Shapiro Sp... 9 yrs/$30M (12-20) $3.67M $3.67M $4.67M $4.67M $4.67M FA
Jason Hammel 33 10 Free Agency 8.153 Octagon 2 yrs/$20M (15-16) & 17 team option $9M $2M [FA-*] FA
Dexter Fowler 30 8 Traded 6.168 Excel Sports Mana... 1 yr/$13M (16) & 17 mutual option $8M $5M [FA-*] FA
Jake Arrieta 30 6 Traded 4.145 Boras Corporation 1 yr/$10.7M (16) $10.7M Arb FA
Travis Wood 29 6 Traded 5.004 Frontline 1 yr/$6.18M (16) $6.17M FA
David Ross 39 14 Free Agency 13.001 Ryan Gleichowski 2 yrs/$5M (15-16) $2.5M FA
Pedro Strop 31 7 Traded 4.156 Praver-Shapiro Sp... 1 yr/$4.4M (16) $4.4M Arb FA
Trevor Cahill 28 7 Free Agency 6.098 John Boggs and As... 1 yr/$4.25M (16) $4.25M FA
Hector Rondon 28 3 Rule 5 Draft 3.000 1 yr/$4.2M (16) $4.2M Arb Arb FA
Clayton Richard 32 7 Purchased 5.163 Relativity Baseba... 1 yr/$2M (16) $2M FA
Adam Warren 28 4 3.036 Full Circle Sport... 1 yr/$1.7M (16) $1.7M Arb Arb FA
Rex Brothers 28 5 3.165 Jet Sports Manage... 1 yr/$1.42M (16) $1.42M Arb Arb FA
Justin Grimm 27 4 Traded 2.170 Bledsoe Brothers 1 yr/$1.28M (16) $1.27M Arb Arb Arb FA
Neil Ramirez 27 2 Traded 1.158 Pre-Arb-2 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 Arb-4 FA
Tommy La Stella 27 2 Traded 1.124 Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Zac Rosscup 28 3 Traded 1.105 Rep 1 Baseball Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Kyle Hendricks 26 2 Traded 1.081 Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Kris Bryant 24 1st Amateur Draft 0.171 Scott Boras Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 Arb-4 FA
Addison Russell 22 1st Traded 0.167 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 Arb-4 FA
Matt Szczur 26 2 Amateur Draft 0.134 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Spencer Patton 28 2 0.106 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
C.J. Riefenhauser 26 2 0.101 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Arismendy Alcantara 24 2 Amateur Free Agent 0.098 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Javier Baez 23 2 Amateur Draft 0.089 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Kyle Schwarber 23 1st Amateur Draft 0.086 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Aaron Brooks 26 2 0.070 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Dallas Beeler 27 2 Amateur Draft 0.050 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Carl Edwards 24 1st Traded 0.028 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Ryan Sweeney buyout $500k
Gerardo Concepcion $1.2M
Edwin Jackson released $12.49M
Brendan Ryan released $1M
Name 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Signed Players With Guaranteed Contracts (does not include players with options) *19 7 5 5 3 1 1 1
Dollars Committed Value of Guaranteed Contracts (no options are exercised and includes buyouts) *$162.5M $113.2M $79.7M $78.2M $50.2M $33.5M $24.5M $24.5M
Contract Options Players with any type of option 2 1 2
Option Values Maximum value of options if all are exercised $19M $14.5M $39.5M
Arb Eligible Number of arbitration eligible players (1st-2nd-3rd-4th, "Arb" players = 3rds) 0-0-0-0 1-0-6-0 5-1-4-0 9-5-2-0 0-9-5-1 0-0-9-2 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,..) $0 $25.44M $25.01M $32.8M $49.7M $46.3M $0 $0
Other Players Additional Players Needed to Fill 25-man (no options exercised) 6 11 10 4 7 13 24 24
Other Costs Estimate of Remaining Players Costs (based on 1-year avg of all pre-arb players) $4.76M $8.72M $7.93M $3.17M $5.55M $10.31M $19.03M $19.03M
Payroll (no options) Est. Total Payroll w/o Options (Guaranteed + Arb + Other) $167.2M $147.3M $112.6M $114.1M $105.5M $90.1M $43.5M $43.5M
Payroll (options) Est. Total Payroll w/ Options (Guaranteed + Options + Arb + Other) $167.2M $164.7M $112.6M $114.1M $119.2M $128M $43.5M $43.5M

* - This is not intended as an accurate payroll accounting for current. Trades are not prorated, new debuts are not added, incentives are not included.
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 typically prorated across the contract, but in some cases may 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:
    $792.8k for pre-arbitration, $1.23M for 1st-year arb, $2.73M for 2nd-year-arb, $4.04M for 3rd-year-arb, $5M for 4th-year-arb.
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