Friday, January 17, 2014

Updated roster projection included Reynolds; Estrada & Francisco agree to contracts

This weeks the Brewers signed Mark Reynolds to a minor league contract that is worth as much $2.5 million after incentives.  Despite it being a minor league deal I'm going to include him here because I'm quite certain he will be on the opening day roster.  The Brewers were also able to avoid arbitration with Marco Estrada and Juan Francisco.  In my opinion that leaves one roster spot open in the bullpen.  It's possible they decide to bring in two free agent relievers, but I think it's unlikely.  Here is my roster prediction:

C: Jonathan Lucroy ($2 MM)
BN: Martin Maldonado ($500 k)*
1B: Mark Reynolds ($2.5 MM)
BN: Juan Francisco ($1.35 MM)****
2B: Scooter Gennett ($500 k)*
BN: Rickie Weeks ($11 MM)
3B: Aramis Ramirez ($10 MM)
BN: Jeff Bianchi ($500 k)*
SS: Jean Segura ($500 k)*

LF: Khris Davis ($500 k)*

CF: Carlos Gomez ($7 MM)
OF: Logan Schafer ($500 k)*
RF: Ryan Braun ($12.5 MM)

SP: Kyle Lohse ($11 MM)
RP: Jim Henderson ($500 k)*
SP: Yovani Gallardo ($11.5 MM)
RP: Brandon Kintzler ($500 k)*
SP: Wily Peralta ($500 K)*
RP: Tom Gorzelanny ($2.8 MM)
SP: Marco Estrada ($3.425 MM)***
RP: Rob Wooten ($500 k)*
SP: Tyler Thornburg ($500 k)*
RP: Donovan Hand ($500 k)*

RP: Will Smith ($500k)*
RP: Free Agent

Unless otherwise noted, all figures come from Cots Contracts.
*League minimum is $500k. Actual salaries could be marginally higher.
** Reynolds' contract is for a $2 million guaranteed base with another $500,000 possible with incentives.
***Estrada's base salary is reportedly $3.325 and includes $100,000 in incentives.
****Francisco's contracts reportedly contains performance bonuses that are as yet unkown.

As I have it here, the total payroll with 1 open roster spot comes to approximately $81.575 million dollars.

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