08-21-2013, 02:50 PM #1
Historical Payroll Tool
MLB Past and Future Payrolls
via fan graphs
Super neat tool that allows you to sift through the different years (from 1998) and teams. Given how much we argue about payroll around here, it might be for fun for some.
08-21-2013, 10:35 PM #2
Pretty neat, Pseudo. Thanks for posting.
08-23-2013, 03:41 PM #3
It is really nice to see the Twins with so little payroll obligations next year, and even more so in 2015. This team absolutely needs to make a big splash in FA over the next two years. I'm not saying they need to go give a 7 year 150 mil contract, but they need a few multi year 30-50 million deals to supplement the youngsters coming up IMO.
08-23-2013, 04:50 PM #4
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I'd like to see some balance: 3-4 veteran players on multi-year deals (approximately $50-65M in payroll), 3-4 younger guys "bought out" ($25-45M) and the remaining guys can be FA fillers if needed or pre-arb guys like Hicks and Arcia are now. The Twins SHOULD be able to keep its payroll around $100-120M, but who are we kidding?
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08-23-2013, 05:06 PM #5
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It's probably too early to worry about paying all those guys at the same time. If they all pan out that would be a huge success. However, the danger you're describing does kind of resemble what happened in 2011 when payroll was all the way up to $112M. There were 13 guys that made $3M or more (Mauer, Morneau, Nathan, Cuddyer, Pavano, Capps, Young, Kubel, Baker, Liriano, Blackburn, Thome, and Nishioka). If my memory serves me right 9 of those (all except Pavano, Capps, Thome, and Nishioka) were guys that had been with the Twins since before they were arbitration eligible. (not sure on Young or Nathan)