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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 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Jon Lester 30 9 7.075 ACES (Sam & Seth ... 6 yrs/$155M (15-20) & 21 team option Arb $20M $25M $25M $27.5M $27.5M $20M $10M [FA-*]
Miguel Montero 30 9 7.031 Octagon 6 yrs/$65.9M (12-17) $10M $12M $14M $14M FA
Starlin Castro 24 5 Amateur Free Agent 3.150 Kinzer Management... 8 yrs/$60.57M (12-19) & 20 team option $5.86M $6.86M $7.86M $9.86M $10.86M $11.86M $1M [FA-*] FA
Edwin Jackson 30 12 Free Agency 8.070 The Legacy Agency 4 yrs/$52M (13-16) $13M $13M $13M 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-*]
Jorge Soler 22 1st Amateur Free Agent 0.000 Praver-Shapiro Sp... 9 yrs/$30M (12-20) $2.67M $2.67M $3.67M $3.67M $4.67M $4.67M $4.67M FA
Jason Hammel 31 9 Free Agency 6.153 Octagon 2 yrs/$20M (15-16) & 17 team option Arb $9M $9M $2M [FA-*]
Dexter Fowler 28 7 4.168 Excel Sports Mgmt 1 yr/$9.5M (15) $9.5M FA
Jacob Turner 23 4 Traded 1.033 Scott Boras 6 yrs/$6.7M (10-15) $1M $1M Arb Arb Arb FA
Travis Wood 27 5 Traded 3.004 Frontline 1 yr/$5.69M (15) $5.69M Arb FA
David Ross 37 13 11.001 Ryan Gleichowski 2 yrs/$5M (15-16) Arb $2.5M $2.5M
Jason Motte 32 6 5.027 ACES 1 yr/$4.5M (15) Arb $4.5M
Tsuyoshi Wada 33 1st Free Agency 0.000 Alan Nero 1 yr/$4M (15) $4M Arb Arb Arb FA
Jake Arrieta 28 5 Traded 2.145 Boras Corporation 1 yr/$3.63M (15) $3.63M Arb Arb 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
Chris Denorfia 33 9 6.041 Pro Star Manageme... 1 yr/$2.6M (15) Arb $2.6M
Pedro Strop 29 6 Traded 2.156 Praver-Shapiro Sp... 1 yr/$2.53M (15) $2.52M Arb Arb FA
Chris Coghlan 29 6 Free Agency 3.171 Scott Boras 1 yr/$2.51M (15) Arb $2.5M Arb FA
Phil Coke 31 7 5.028 Full Circle Sport... 1 yr/$2.25M (15) Arb $2.25M
Welington Castillo 27 5 Amateur Free Agent 2.009 Relativity Baseba... 1 yr/$2.1M (15) $2.1M 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
Hector Rondon 26 2 Rule 5 Draft 1.000 Arb Arb Arb FA
Justin Grimm 25 3 Traded 0.170 Bledsoe Brothers Arb Arb Arb Arb FA
Joe Ortiz 23 1st 0.116 Arb Arb Arb FA
Drake Britton 25 2 0.078 ACES Arb Arb Arb FA
Junior Lake 24 2 Amateur Free Agent 0.073 Kinzer Management... Arb Arb Arb FA
Mike Olt 25 2 Traded 0.063 Wasserman Media G... Arb Arb Arb FA
Zac Rosscup 26 2 Traded 0.027 Arb Arb Arb FA
Arismendy Alcantara 22 1st Amateur Free Agent 0.000 Arb Arb Arb FA
Javier Baez 21 1st Amateur Draft 0.000 Arb Arb Arb FA
Dallas Beeler 25 1st Amateur Draft 0.000 Arb Arb Arb FA
Kyle Hendricks 24 1st Traded 0.000 Arb Arb Arb FA
Eric Jokisch 24 1st Amateur Draft 0.000 Arb Arb Arb FA
Tommy La Stella 25 1st 0.000 Arb Arb Arb FA
Rafael Lopez 26 1st Amateur Draft 0.000 Arb Arb Arb FA
Neil Ramirez 25 1st Traded 0.000 Arb Arb Arb FA
Matt Szczur 24 1st Amateur Draft 0.000 Arb Arb Arb FA
Felix Doubront released $473.36k
Kyuji Fujikawa buyout $500k
Gerardo Concepcion $1.2M $1.2M
Name 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Signed Players With Guaranteed Contracts (does not include players with options) *7 20 8 5 4 4 2
Dollars Committed Value of Guaranteed Contracts (no options are exercised and includes buyouts) *$35.3M $115M $81.7M $61.5M $50M $55M $27.67M $10M
Contract Options Players with any type of option 1 1 2 2
Option Values Maximum value of options if all are exercised $2.5M $10M $30.5M $39.5M
Arb Eligible Number of arbitration eligible players (1st-2nd-3rd-4th, "Arb" players = 3rds) 0-0-0-0 0-0-10-0 0-0-23-0 0-0-20-0 0-0-16-0 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 $39.3M $90.4M $78.6M $62.9M $0 $0
Other Players Additional Players Needed to Fill 25-man (no options exercised) 5 7 -3 1 5 23 25
Other Costs Estimate of Remaining Players Costs (based on 1-year avg of all pre-arb players) $3.3M $4.62M -$1.98M $660k $3.3M $15.18M $16.5M
Payroll (no options) Est. Total Payroll w/o Options (Guaranteed + Arb + Other) $118.3M $125.6M $149.9M $129.3M $121.2M $42.8M $26.5M
Payroll (options) Est. Total Payroll w/ Options (Guaranteed + Options + Arb + Other) $118.3M $127.5M $159.3M $129.3M $121.2M $72M $64.7M

* - 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:
    $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.
Please let us know if you find any errors, updates, or corrections


2013 Current and Future Payrolls