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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 - 100, Pitching - 99 · 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)
Age Yrs Acquired SrvTm Agent Contract Status 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Matt Holliday 34 11 Traded 10.000 Scott Boras 7 yrs/$120M (10-16) & 17 team option $17M $17M $17M $1M [FA-*] FA
Adam Wainwright 32 9 Traded 8.027 Steve Hammond 5 yrs/$97.5M (14-18) $19.5M $19.5M $19.5M $19.5M $19.5M FA
Yadier Molina 31 11 Amateur Draft 9.123 Melin Roman 10 yrs/$96.5M (08-17) & 18 team option $15M $15M $14M $14M $2M [FA-*] FA
Jhonny Peralta 32 12 Free Agency 9.118 Bill Rego 4 yrs/$53M (14-17) $15.5M $15M $12.5M $10M FA
Matt Carpenter 28 4 Amateur Draft 2.012 Select Sports Gro... 6 yrs/$52M (14-19) & 20 team option $1M $3.5M $6.25M $9.75M $13.5M $14.5M $2M [FA-*]
Allen Craig 29 5 Amateur Draft 3.077 ACES (Sam & Seth ... 5 yrs/$31M (13-17) & 18 team option $2.75M $5.5M $9M $11M $1M [FA-*] FA
Jaime Garcia 27 5 Amateur Draft 5.047 Melvin Roman 4 yrs/$27M (12-15) & 16-17 team option $7.75M $9.25M $500k [FA-*] $0 [FA-*] FA
Jason Motte 32 5 Amateur Draft 5.027 ACES 2 yrs/$12M (13-14) $7.5M FA
Randy Choate 38 14 Free Agency 9.073 ACES (Sam & Seth ... 3 yrs/$7.5M (13-15) $3M $3M FA
Mark Ellis 37 12 Free Agency 11.136 Jamie Murphy 1 yr/$5.25M (14) $5.25M FA
Jon Jay 29 5 Amateur Draft 3.134 CAA Sports (Nez B... 1 yr/$3.25M (14) $3.25M Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Daniel Descalso 27 5 Amateur Draft 3.016 Steve Canter 1 yr/$1.29M (14) $1.29M Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Peter Bourjos 27 5 Traded 3.062 Dishman Sports Gr... 1 yr/$1.2M (14) $1.2M Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Lance Lynn 27 4 Amateur Draft 2.119 Excel Sports Mana... 1 yr/$535k (14) $535k Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Joe Kelly 26 3 Amateur Draft 1.116 ACES (Sam & Seth ... 1 yr/$523k (14) $523k Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Tony Cruz 27 4 Amateur Draft 2.105 Wasserman Media G... 1 yr/$521k (14) $521k Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Trevor Rosenthal 24 3 Amateur Draft 1.058 Scott Boras 1 yr/$521k (14) $521k Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Shelby Miller 23 3 Amateur Draft 1.030 CAA Sports 1 yr/$521k (14) $521k Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Shane Robinson 29 5 Amateur Draft 2.030 CAA Sports 1 yr/$519k (14) $519k Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Pete Kozma 26 4 Amateur Draft 1.060 Hendricks Sports 1 yr/$518k (14) $518k Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Matt Adams 25 3 Amateur Draft 1.033 Wasserman Media G... 1 yr/$516k (14) $516k Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Michael Wacha 22 2 Amateur Draft 0.062 CAA Sports 1 yr/$510k (14) $510k Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Seth Maness 25 2 Amateur Draft 0.154 CAA Sports 1 yr/$509k (14) $509k Pre-Arb-2 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 Arb-4 FA
Kevin Siegrist 24 2 Amateur Draft 0.116 Relativity Baseba... 1 yr/$505k (14) $505k Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Carlos Martinez 22 2 Free Agency 0.073 MVP Sports Group 1 yr/$505k (14) $505k Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Keith Butler 25 2 Amateur Draft 0.055 1 yr/$500k (14) $500k Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Kolten Wong 23 2 Amateur Draft 0.045 PSI Sports Manage... 1 yr/$500k (14) $500k Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Pat Neshek 33 8 Free Agency 5.159 Meister Sports Ma... Arb (~$1)
Sam Freeman 27 2 Amateur Draft--no sign 0.104 Reynolds Sports M... Arb Arb Arb FA
Tyler Lyons 26 1st Amateur Draft 0.070 Icon Sports Manag... Arb Arb Arb FA
Audry Perez 25 1st Amateur Free Agent 0.027 Arb Arb Arb FA
Rafael Ortega 23 1st 0.004 Arb Arb Arb FA
Jake Westbrook buyout $1M
Ty Wigginton $2.5M
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Signed Players With Guaranteed Contracts (does not include players with options) *27 8 6 5 2 1
Dollars Committed Value of Guaranteed Contracts (no options are exercised and includes buyouts) *$110.7M $87.8M $78.8M $65.2M $36M $14.5M $2M
Contract Options Players with any type of option 1 2 2 1
Option Values Maximum value of options if all are exercised $11.5M $29M $28M $18.5M
Arb Eligible Number of arbitration eligible players (1st-2nd-3rd-4th, "Arb" players = 3rds) 3-3-0-0 6-3-3-0 5-6-7-0 0-5-10-0 0-0-9-1 0-0-0-0
Arb Costs Rough estimated value of all arbitration cases (uses 3-year averages for 1st yr, 2nd,..) †$1M $13.2M $30M $52M $52.5M $40.1M $0
Other Players Additional Players Needed to Fill 25-man (no options exercised) 11 7 2 8 14 25
Other Costs Estimate of Remaining Players Costs (based on 1-year avg of all pre-arb players) $5.5M $3.5M $1M $4M $7M $12.5M
Payroll (no options) Est. Total Payroll w/o Options (Guaranteed + Arb + Other) $106.5M $112.2M $118.2M $92.5M $61.6M $14.5M
Payroll (options) Est. Total Payroll w/ Options (Guaranteed + Options + Arb + Other) $106.5M $123.2M $146.2M $119.5M $61.6M $32.5M

* - This is not intended as an accurate payroll accounting for current. Trades are not prorated, new debuts are not added, incentives are not included.
† - 2014 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:
    $500k for pre-arbitration, $1.7M for 1st-year arb, $2.7M for 2nd-year-arb, $3.9M for 3rd-year-arb, $5M for 4th-year-arb.
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2012 / 2014 Current and Future Payrolls