Final Payroll Standing, 2/17/2011

Now that Marcum and Weeks' contracts are set, here is the final (kind of, see below) standing on the payroll for your 2011 Milwaukee Brewers:

C - Jonathan Lucroy - $425k
C - Wil Nieves - $775k
1B - Prince Fielder - $15.5M (arb 3)
2B - Rickie Weeks - $7.5M (arb 3) ($3.5M salary, $4M in bonus paid in 2011)
SS - Yuniesky Betancourt - $4.375M
3B - Casey McGehee - $450k
IF - Craig Counsell - $1.4M
IF - Luis Cruz - $414k
LF - Ryan Braun - $4.288M
CF - Carlos Gomez - $1.5M (arb 2)
RF - Corey Hart - $6.833M
OF - Mark Kotsay - $800k
OF - Chris Dickerson - $414k

SP - Zack Greinke - $13.5M
SP - Yovani Gallardo - $3.5M
SP - Shaun Marcum - $3.95M (arb 2)
SP - Randy Wolf - $9.5M
SP - Chris Narveson - $414k

LR - Manny Parra - $1.2M (arb 1)($2.5)

RP - LaTroy Hawkins - $4.25M
RP - John Axford - $450k
RP - Kameron Loe - $1.25M (arb 1) ($1.75 EST; 1/21))
RP - Sean Green - $875k
RP - Zach Braddock - $414k
RP - Takashi Saito- $1.75M

2011 commitments to others:

Trevor Hoffman (option buyout): $750k

David Riske (option buyout): $250k

Jeff Suppan (option buyout): $2M

Gregg Zaun (option buyout): $250k

Doug Davis (option buyout): $1M

Cash from Royals: -$2M

Cash from Mariners: -$1M

Total 2011 Payroll commitments: $86.997


  • Subject to change slightly, due to the catcher situation. If George Kottaras makes the team rather than Nieves, the payroll would change by about $300k.
  • I've taken values from Cot's here. Its worth nothing that Cot's here does not agree with their spreadsheet.
  • Pure opinion and speculation: The payroll is basically right a $87M. I would guess that leaves about $3M or so to play around with for call-ups throughout the year. I'd further postulate that it leaves around $5M for an in-season acquisition.