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2013 Seattle Mariners

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71-91, Finished 4th in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Eric Wedge (71-91)
GM: Jack Zduriencik, Farm Dir: Chris Gwynn, Scouting Dir: Tom McNamara
Scored 624 runs, Allowed 754 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 67-95

Ballparks: Safeco Field · Attendance: 1,761,546 (11th of 15)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 92, Pitching - 92 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 98

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2012 / 2014 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 2022 2023
Robinson Cano 32 10 Free Agency 9.153 Roc Nation Sports 10 yrs/$240M (14-23) $24M $24M $24M $24M $24M $24M $24M $24M $24M
Felix Hernandez 29 10 Amateur Free Agent 9.060 Alan Nero 7 yrs/$175M (13-19) & 20 team option $24.86M $25.86M $26.86M $26.86M $27.86M $0 [FA-*] FA
Kyle Seager 27 4 Amateur Draft 3.085 Jet Sports Manage... 7 yrs/$100M (15-21) & 22 team option $4.5M $8M $11M $19M $19.5M $19.5M $18.5M $0 [FA-*] FA
Nelson Cruz 34 10 7.082 Relativity Baseba... 4 yrs/$57M (15-18) $14.25M $14.25M $14.25M $14.25M FA
Hisashi Iwakuma 34 3 Free Agency 3.000 Wasserman Media G... 3 yrs/$20M (13-15) $7M FA
J.A. Happ 32 8 6.047 Jay Fee Sports Gr... 3 yrs/$15.6M (13-15) $6.7M FA
Fernando Rodney 38 12 Free Agency 11.137 Bill Rego 2 yrs/$14M (14-15) $7M FA
Seth Smith 32 8 6.119 Aegis Sports Mana... 2 yrs/$13M (15-16) & 17 team option $6M $6.75M $250k [FA-*] FA
Austin Jackson 28 5 Traded 5.000 Hendricks Sports 1 yr/$7.7M (15) $7.7M FA
Willie Bloomquist 37 13 Free Agency 12.029 Scott Boras 2 yrs/$5.8M (14-15) $3M FA
Logan Morrison 27 5 Traded 4.069 Relativity Baseba... 1 yr/$2.73M (15) $2.73M Arb FA
Dustin Ackley 27 4 Amateur Draft 3.087 Scott Boras 1 yr/$2.6M (15) $2.6M Arb Arb FA
Justin Ruggiano 33 6 4.019 Excel Sports Mana... 1 yr/$2.51M (15) $2.5M Arb FA
Rickie Weeks 32 11 9.131 Greg Genske 1 yr/$2M (15) $2M FA
Tom Wilhelmsen 31 4 Free Agency 3.091 Steve Canter 1 yr/$1.4M (15) $1.4M Arb Arb FA
Charlie Furbush 29 4 Traded 3.121 Relativity Baseba... 1 yr/$1.3M (15) $1.3M Arb Arb FA
Lucas Luetge 28 3 Rule 5 Draft 2.000 Mike McCann Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Yoervis Medina 26 2 Amateur Free Agent 2.000 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Danny Farquhar 28 3 Traded 1.158 Sparta Group Pre-Arb-2 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 Arb-4 FA
Mike Zunino 24 2 Amateur Draft 1.111 Jet Sports Manage... Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Erasmo Ramirez 25 3 Amateur Free Agent 1.100 Relativity Baseba... Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Jesus Montero 25 4 Traded 1.096 ACES (Sam & Seth ... Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Brad Miller 25 2 Amateur Draft 1.094 Relativity Baseba... Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
James Paxton 26 2 Amateur Draft 1.027 Scott Boras Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Roenis Elias 26 1st Amateur Free Agent 1.000 Relativity Baseba... Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Dominic Leone 23 1st Amateur Draft 1.000 Mike McCann Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Jesus Sucre 27 2 Free Agency 0.169 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 Arb-4 FA
Taijuan Walker 22 2 Amateur Draft 0.142 Reynolds Sports M... Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Stefen Romero 26 1st Amateur Draft 0.136 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
James Jones 26 1st Amateur Draft 0.131 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Mike Kickham 26 2 0.087 Relativity Baseba... Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Chris Taylor 24 1st Amateur Draft 0.067 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Carson Smith 25 1st Amateur Draft 0.028 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Danny Hultzen $1.7M
Name 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Signed Players With Guaranteed Contracts (does not include players with options) *16 5 4 4 3 2 2 1 1
Dollars Committed Value of Guaranteed Contracts (no options are exercised and includes buyouts) *$119.2M $78.9M $76.4M $84.1M $71.4M $43.5M $42.5M $24M $24M
Contract Options Players with any type of option 1 1 1
Option Values Maximum value of options if all are exercised $7M $1M $15M
Arb Eligible Number of arbitration eligible players (1st-2nd-3rd-4th, "Arb" players = 3rds) 0-0-0-0 3-0-5-0 8-3-3-0 6-8-3-0 0-6-8-1 0-0-6-1 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 $23.25M $28.96M $39.2M $51.6M $28.58M $0 $0 $0
Other Players Additional Players Needed to Fill 25-man (no options exercised) 9 12 7 4 7 16 23 24 24
Other Costs Estimate of Remaining Players Costs (based on 1-year avg of all pre-arb players) $5.94M $7.92M $4.62M $2.64M $4.62M $10.56M $15.18M $15.84M $15.84M
Payroll (no options) Est. Total Payroll w/o Options (Guaranteed + Arb + Other) $125.2M $110M $109.9M $125.9M $127.6M $82.6M $57.7M $39.8M $39.8M
Payroll (options) Est. Total Payroll w/ Options (Guaranteed + Options + Arb + Other) $125.2M $110M $116.3M $125.9M $127.6M $83M $57.7M $54.2M $39.8M

* - 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


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