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2013 St. Louis Cardinals

Current and Future Payrolls

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97-65, Finished 1st in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Mike Matheny (97-65)
GM: John Mozeliak, Farm Dir: Gary LaRocque, Scouting Dir: Dan Kantrovitz
Scored 783 runs, Allowed 596 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 101-61

Ballparks: Busch Stadium III · Attendance: 3,369,769 (2nd of 15)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 96


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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
Matt Holliday 35 12 Free Agency 11.000 Scott Boras 7 yrs/$120M (10-16) & 17 team option $17M $17M $1M [FA-*] FA
Adam Wainwright 33 10 Traded 9.027 Steve Hammond 5 yrs/$97.5M (14-18) $19.5M $19.5M $19.5M $19.5M FA
Yadier Molina 32 12 Amateur Draft 10.123 Melin Roman 10 yrs/$96.5M (08-17) & 18 team option $15M $14M $14M $2M [FA-*] FA
John Lackey 36 13 Traded 12.095 Steve Hilliard 6 yrs/$83.01M (10-15) $507.5k FA
Jhonny Peralta 33 13 Free Agency 10.118 Relativity Baseba... 4 yrs/$53M (14-17) $15M $12.5M $10M FA
Matt Carpenter 29 5 Amateur Draft 3.012 Select Sports Gro... 6 yrs/$52M (14-19) & 20 team option $3.75M $6.5M $10M $13.75M $14.75M $2M [FA-*]
Jaime Garcia 28 7 Amateur Draft 6.047 Melvin Roman 4 yrs/$27M (12-15) & 16-17 team option $9.25M $500k [FA-*] $0 [FA-*] FA
Lance Lynn 28 5 Amateur Draft 3.119 Excel Sports Mana... 3 yrs/$22M (15-17) $7M $7.5M $7.5M FA
Jason Heyward 25 6 Traded 5.000 Excel Sports Mgmt 2 yrs/$13.3M (14-15) $7.8M FA
Jon Jay 30 6 Amateur Draft 4.134 CAA Sports (Nez B... 2 yrs/$10.98M (15-16) $4.12M $6.85M FA
Randy Choate 39 15 Free Agency 10.073 ACES (Sam & Seth ... 3 yrs/$7.5M (13-15) $3M FA
Jordan Walden 27 6 Traded 4.043 Don Mitchell 2 yrs/$6.6M (15-16) & 17 team option $2.67M $3.67M $250k [FA-*] FA
Matt Belisle 35 12 Free Agency 9.019 CAA Sports (Greg ... 1 yr/$3.5M (15) $3.5M FA
Carlos Villanueva 31 10 Free Agency 8.030 Relativity Baseba... 1 yr/$2M (15) $2M FA
Mark Reynolds 31 9 Free Agency 7.138 BHSC (Jeff Borris... 1 yr/$2M (15) $2M FA
Peter Bourjos 28 6 Traded 4.062 Dishman Sports Gr... 1 yr/$1.65M (15) $1.65M Arb FA
Tony Cruz 28 5 Amateur Draft 3.105 Wasserman Media G... 1 yr/$775k (15) $775k Arb Arb FA
Trevor Rosenthal 25 4 Amateur Draft 2.058 Scott Boras 1 yr/$535k (15) $535k Arb Arb Arb FA
Matt Adams 26 4 Amateur Draft 2.033 Wasserman Media G... 1 yr/$534k (15) $534k Arb Arb Arb FA
Seth Maness 26 3 Amateur Draft 1.154 CAA Sports 1 yr/$530k (15) $530k Arb Arb Arb Arb FA
Pete Kozma 27 5 Amateur Draft 1.108 Hendricks Sports 1 yr/$522k (15) $522k Pre-Arb Arb Arb Arb FA
Carlos Martinez 23 3 Free Agency 1.073 MVP Sports Group 1 yr/$520k (15) $520k Pre-Arb Arb Arb Arb FA
Michael Wacha 23 3 Amateur Draft 1.062 CAA Sports 1 yr/$520k (15) $520k Pre-Arb Arb Arb Arb FA
Kolten Wong 24 3 Amateur Draft 1.045 PSI Sports Manage... 1 yr/$520k (15) $520k Pre-Arb Arb Arb Arb FA
Kevin Siegrist 25 3 Amateur Draft 1.116 Relativity Baseba... 1 yr/$518k (15) $518k Pre-Arb Arb Arb Arb FA
Randal Grichuk 23 2 Traded 0.061 Relativity Baseba... 1 yr/$510k (15) $510k Pre-Arb Pre-Arb Arb Arb Arb
Tyler Lyons 27 3 Amateur Draft 0.166 Icon Sports Manag... Arb Arb Arb Arb
Nick Greenwood 27 1st Traded 0.106 Arb Arb Arb
Greg Garcia 25 1st Amateur Draft 0.043 Arb Arb Arb
Miguel Socolovich 28 2 Free Agency 0.043 Arb Arb Arb
Marco Gonzales 23 1st Amateur Draft 0.041 Arb Arb Arb
Dean Anna 28 2 Free Agency 0.026 Arb Arb Arb
Xavier Scruggs 27 2 Amateur Draft 0.025 Arb Arb Arb
Tommy Pham 27 1st Amateur Draft 0.021 Arb Arb Arb
Sam Tuivailala 22 2 Amateur Draft 0.021 Arb Arb Arb
Aledmys Diaz $2M $2.5M $2.5M
Name 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Signed Players With Guaranteed Contracts (does not include players with options) *26 8 5 2 1
Dollars Committed Value of Guaranteed Contracts (no options are exercised and includes buyouts) *$121.2M $90.5M $64.8M $35.2M $14.75M $2M
Contract Options Players with any type of option 1 3 1 1
Option Values Maximum value of options if all are exercised $11.5M $34.2M $15M $18.5M
Arb Eligible Number of arbitration eligible players (1st-2nd-3rd-4th, "Arb" players = 3rds) 0-0-5-0 0-0-10-0 0-0-18-0 0-0-16-0 0-0-10-0
Arb Costs Rough estimated value of all arbitration cases (uses 3-year averages for 1st yr, 2nd,..) $19.65M $39.3M $70.7M $62.9M $39.3M
Other Players Additional Players Needed to Fill 25-man (no options exercised) 12 10 5 8 15
Other Costs Estimate of Remaining Players Costs (based on 1-year avg of all pre-arb players) $7.92M $6.6M $3.3M $5.28M $9.9M
Payroll (no options) Est. Total Payroll w/o Options (Guaranteed + Arb + Other) $118.1M $110.7M $109.3M $82.9M $51.2M
Payroll (options) Est. Total Payroll w/ Options (Guaranteed + Options + Arb + Other) $128.9M $142.9M $123.6M $82.9M $69M

* - 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


2012 / 2014 Current and Future Payrolls