Santana is $31 million. Bay i think is $21 million. Buck is $6 million, Wright at $11 million.
Ike will get $1.5 in arbitrationMurph will get $3 in arbitrationFrancisco is $6 million I believeNiese at around $2.5
That's $82 million there. I'm sure I am missing a couple guys too.
On Friday Rubin said that even though Bay deferred $15 million the organization is counting his full $21 million against the 2013 payroll.
"For our method, Wright’s 2013 figure is $11 million for a payroll calculation -- the contract figure, even though $3 million is deferred. Jason Bay’s entire $21 million is still assigned to 2013, even though the Mets’ actual outlay this year is believed now to be only $6 million. And $31 million is assigned for Santana, which includes $25.5 million in salary and a $5.5 million buyout of 2014."
The actual payroll is $73 million.
"On Friday Rubin said that even though Bay deferred $15 million the organization is counting his full $21 million against the 2013 payroll."
That is pathetic....and I bet they will count it AGAIN the next couple of years too....
That's just Rubin's method of figuring payroll:
"There are different ways to compute payroll, but I’m told by a team insider the logical way to calculate it for public consumption is the year the salary is originally intended, even if money is deferred."
So in reality, we are probably at about $78M right now.
It answers the question, but I'd love to know how they count Bay and Wright's deferred money and Santana's 2014 buyout against the payroll.
That's $23 million they're trying to pass off as expenditures that aren't being spent.
This is what Rubin's exact words were