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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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Starlin Castro 25 5 Amateur Free Agent 4.150 Wasserman Media G... 8 yrs/$60.57M (12-19) & 20 team option $6M $7M $9M $10M $11M $1M [FA-*] FA
Edwin Jackson 31 12 Free Agency 9.070 Legacy Agency 4 yrs/$52M (13-16) $11M $11M FA
Anthony Rizzo 25 4 Traded 2.168 Sports One Athlet... 7 yrs/$41M (13-19) & 20-21 team option $5M $5M $7M $7M $11M $2M [FA-*] $0 [FA-*]
Jorge Soler 23 1st Amateur Free Agent 0.033 Praver-Shapiro Sp... 9 yrs/$30M (12-20) $2.67M $3.67M $3.67M $4.67M $4.67M $4.67M FA
Jacob Turner 24 4 Traded 2.033 Scott Boras 6 yrs/$6.7M (10-15) & 15-10 option $1M Arb Arb Arb FA
Tsuyoshi Wada 34 1st Free Agency 1.145 Alan Nero 1 yr/$4M (15) $4M FA
Ryan Sweeney 30 9 Free Agency 7.028 Larry Reynolds 2 yrs/$3.5M (14-15) & 16 team option $1.5M $500k [FA-*] FA
John Baker 34 7 Free Agency 5.141 CAA Sports (Joe U... Arb-3 (~$1.10) FA
Wesley Wright 30 7 Free Agency 5.105 Reynolds Sports M... Arb-3 (~$2.00) FA
Chris Coghlan 30 6 Free Agency 4.148 Scott Boras Arb-2 (~$1.40) Arb-3 FA
Luis Valbuena 29 7 Waivers 4.148 Elite Sports Grou... Arb-2 (~$3.10) Arb-3 FA
Justin Ruggiano 33 6 Traded 4.019 Excel Sports Mana... Arb-2 (~$2.50) Arb-3 FA
Travis Wood 28 5 Traded 4.004 Frontline Arb-2 (~$5.50) Arb-3 FA
Pedro Strop 30 6 Traded 3.156 Praver-Shapiro Sp... Arb-1 (~$2.40) Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Jake Arrieta 29 5 Traded 3.145 Boras Corporation Arb-1 (~$4.10) Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Felix Doubront 27 5 Traded 3.120 SFX Arb-1 (~$1.30) Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Welington Castillo 28 5 Amateur Free Agent 3.009 SFX Arb-1 (~$2.10) Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Brian Schlitter 29 2 Waivers--voided 2.029 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Hector Rondon 27 2 Rule 5 Draft 2.000 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Justin Grimm 26 3 Traded 1.170 Bledsoe Brothers Pre-Arb-2 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 Arb-4 FA
Blake Parker 30 3 Free Agency 1.148 Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Dan Straily 26 3 Traded 1.100 Sosnick/Cobbe Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Junior Lake 25 2 Amateur Free Agent 1.073 Kinzer Management... Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Joe Ortiz 24 1st 1.062 Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Mike Olt 26 2 Traded 1.030 Wasserman Media G... Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Neil Ramirez 26 1st Traded 0.158 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 Arb-4 FA
Tommy La Stella 26 1st 0.124 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Zac Rosscup 27 2 Traded 0.123 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Logan Watkins 25 2 Amateur Draft 0.094 Sosnick/Cobbe Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Arismendy Alcantara 23 1st Amateur Free Agent 0.082 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Kyle Hendricks 25 1st Traded 0.081 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Donn Roach 25 1st 0.066 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Javier Baez 22 1st Amateur Draft 0.055 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Matt Szczur 25 1st Amateur Draft 0.043 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Eric Jokisch 25 1st Amateur Draft 0.027 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Rafael Lopez 27 1st Amateur Draft 0.027 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Dallas Beeler 26 1st Amateur Draft 0.002 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Kyuji Fujikawa buyout $500k
Gerardo Concepcion $1.2M $1.2M
Name 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Signed Players With Guaranteed Contracts (does not include players with options) *7 4 3 3 3 1
Dollars Committed Value of Guaranteed Contracts (no options are exercised and includes buyouts) *$32.9M $28.37M $19.67M $21.67M $26.67M $7.67M
Contract Options Players with any type of option 1 2 1
Option Values Maximum value of options if all are exercised $2.5M $30.5M $14.5M
Arb Eligible Number of arbitration eligible players (1st-2nd-3rd-4th, "Arb" players = 3rds) 4-4-2-0 3-4-5-0 6-3-5-0 11-6-4-0 0-11-6-1 0-0-11-1 0-0-0-0
Arb Costs Rough estimated value of all arbitration cases (uses 3-year averages for 1st yr, 2nd,..) †$25.5M $33.4M $34.4M $44.1M $56.4M $48.2M $0
Other Players Additional Players Needed to Fill 25-man (no options exercised) 8 9 8 1 4 12 25
Other Costs Estimate of Remaining Players Costs (based on 1-year avg of all pre-arb players) $5.28M $5.94M $5.28M $660k $2.64M $7.92M $16.5M
Payroll (no options) Est. Total Payroll w/o Options (Guaranteed + Arb + Other) $63.6M $67.7M $59.4M $66.4M $85.7M $63.8M $16.5M
Payroll (options) Est. Total Payroll w/ Options (Guaranteed + Options + Arb + Other) $63.6M $69.5M $59.4M $66.4M $85.7M $93M $30.3M

* - This is not intended as an accurate payroll accounting for current. Trades are not prorated, new debuts are not added, incentives are not included.
† - 2015 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:
    $660k for pre-arbitration, $1.2M for 1st-year arb, $2.52M for 2nd-year-arb, $3.93M for 3rd-year-arb, $5M for 4th-year-arb.
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2013 Current and Future Payrolls