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2013 Detroit Tigers

Current and Future Payrolls

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93-69, Finished 1st in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jim Leyland (93-69)
GM: David Dombrowski, Farm Dir: Dan Lunetta, Scouting Dir: Scott Pleis
Scored 796 runs, Allowed 624 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 99-63

Ballparks: Comerica Park · Attendance: 3,083,397 (3rd of 15)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 104 · one-year: Batting - 108, Pitching - 106

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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 2024 2025
Miguel Cabrera 33 13 Traded 12.101 Relativity Baseba... 8 yrs/$240M (16-23) & 24-25 vesting option $28M $28M $30M $30M $30M $30M $32M $32M $0 [FA-*] $0 [FA-*]
Justin Verlander 33 11 Amateur Draft 10.002 Relativity Baseba... 10 yrs/$219.5M (10-19) & 20 vesting option $28M $28M $28M $28M $0 [FA-*] FA
Justin Upton 28 9 8.060 Larry Reynolds 6 yrs/$132.75M (16-21) $22.12M $22.12M $22.12M $22.12M $22.12M $22.12M FA
Jordan Zimmermann 30 7 6.154 Relativity Baseba... 5 yrs/$110M (16-20) $18M $18M $24M $25M $25M FA
Ian Kinsler 34 10 Traded 10.000 Jay Franklin 10 yrs/$96.5M (08-17) & 18 team option $14M $11M $5M [FA-*] FA
Anibal Sanchez 32 10 Traded 9.099 Mato Sports Manag... 5 yrs/$80M (13-17) & 18 team option $16.8M $16.8M $5M [FA-*] FA
Victor Martinez 37 13 Free Agency 12.114 Octagon 4 yrs/$68M (15-18) $18M $18M $18M FA
Cameron Maybin 29 9 Amateur Draft 6.073 Brian Goldberg, R... 5 yrs/$25M (12-16) & 17 team option $8M $1M [FA-*] FA
J.D. Martinez 28 5 Free Agency 4.036 Select Sports Gro... 2 yrs/$18.5M (16-17) $6.75M $11.75M FA
Mike Pelfrey 32 10 8.122 Scott Boras 2 yrs/$16M (16-17) $8M $8M FA
Francisco Rodriguez 34 14 12.115 Scott Boras 2 yrs/$13M (15-16) & 17 team option $7.5M $2M [FA-*] FA
Mark Lowe 33 10 7.159 Frye McCann Sport... 2 yrs/$11M (16-17) $5.5M $5.5M FA
Jose Iglesias 26 4 Traded 3.036 Boras Corporation 1 yr/$2.1M (16) $2.1M Arb Arb FA
Mike Aviles 35 8 7.091 The Legacy Agency 1 yr/$2M (16) $2M FA
Justin Wilson 28 4 3.035 ACES (Sam & Seth ... 1 yr/$1.53M (16) $1.52M Arb Arb FA
Andrew Romine 30 6 Traded 3.049 Moye Sports Assoc... 1 yr/$900k (16) $900k Arb Arb FA
Jarrod Saltalamacchia 31 9 8.031 Jim Munsey 1 yr/$508k (16) $507.5k FA
Bruce Rondon 25 2 Amateur Free Agent 2.103 Relativity Baseba... Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Anthony Gose 25 4 Traded 2.082 CAA Sports Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Alex Wilson 29 3 Traded 2.038 Relativity Baseba... Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Nick Castellanos 24 3 Amateur Draft 2.029 SportsMeter Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Bryan Holaday 28 4 Amateur Draft 2.025 LSW Baseball Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Blaine Hardy 29 2 Free Agency 1.106 Mike Mosa Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Shane Greene 27 2 Traded 1.075 Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
James McCann 26 2 Amateur Draft 1.028 Relativity Baseba... Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Tyler Collins 26 2 Amateur Draft 0.145 Beverly Hills Spo... Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Buck Farmer 25 2 Amateur Draft 0.128 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Daniel Norris 23 2 Traded 0.122 Excel Sports Mana... Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Kyle Ryan 24 2 Amateur Draft 0.113 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Drew VerHagen 25 2 Amateur Draft 0.079 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Angel Nesbitt 25 1st Amateur Free Agent 0.069 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Matt Boyd 25 1st Traded 0.067 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Steven Moya 24 2 Amateur Free Agent 0.055 Relativity Baseba... Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Jeff Ferrell 25 1st Amateur Draft 0.040 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Dixon Machado 24 1st Amateur Free Agent 0.038 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Jose Valdez 26 1st Amateur Free Agent 0.038 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Joe Nathan buyout $1M
Cameron Maybin traded to/from -$2.5M
Prince Fielder traded to/from $6M $6M $6M $6M $6M
Name 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Signed Players With Guaranteed Contracts (does not include players with options) *17 10 5 4 3 2 1 1
Dollars Committed Value of Guaranteed Contracts (no options are exercised and includes buyouts) *$192.2M $176.2M $138.1M $111.1M $83.1M $52.1M $32M $32M
Contract Options Players with any type of option 2 2 1 1 1
Option Values Maximum value of options if all are exercised $15M $28M $22M $30M $30M
Arb Eligible Number of arbitration eligible players (1st-2nd-3rd-4th, "Arb" players = 3rds) 0-0-0-0 5-0-3-0 3-5-3-0 11-3-5-0 0-11-3-0 0-0-11-0 0-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 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 $18.24M $29.43M $41.9M $42.1M $44.4M $0 $0 $0 $0
Other Players Additional Players Needed to Fill 25-man (no options exercised) 8 7 9 2 8 12 24 24 25 25
Other Costs Estimate of Remaining Players Costs (based on 1-year avg of all pre-arb players) $6.34M $5.55M $7.14M $1.59M $6.34M $9.51M $19.03M $19.03M $19.82M $19.82M
Payroll (no options) Est. Total Payroll w/o Options (Guaranteed + Arb + Other) $198.5M $200M $174.7M $154.6M $131.6M $106M $51M $51M $19.82M $19.82M
Payroll (options) Est. Total Payroll w/ Options (Guaranteed + Options + Arb + Other) $198.5M $213.4M $201.1M $154.6M $152.8M $106M $51M $51M $49M $49M

* - 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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2012 / 2014 Current and Future Payrolls