What the Astros will make in 2010
With several players still waiting on contracts for 2010, most notably Hunter Pence and Wandy Rodriguez, I’ve compiled a list at what each player will make in 2010. Remember, thre are still a handful of younger players who have yet to have their 2010 contracts renewed, also.
I have estimated what Pence, Rodriguez and Tim Byrdak could make this year, based on the arbitration numbers that were submitted Tuesday. I split them right down the middle, which a good starting point for negotiations.
These numbers do not include any incentives or performance bonuses.
Carlos Lee: $18.5 million
Roy Oswalt: $15 million
Lance Berkman: $14.5 million
*Wandy Rodriguez: $6 million (has not finalized a contract; he wants $7 million and club is offering $5 million)
Brett Myers: $5.1 million (includes $2 million buyout)
Kaz Matsui: $5 million
Pedro Feliz: $4.5 million
Brandon Lyon: $4.25 million
*Hunter Pence: $3.6 million (has not finalized a contract; he wants $4.1 million and club is offering $3.1 million)
Brian Moehler: $3 million
Michael Bourn: $2.4 million
Matt Lindstrom: $1.625 million
*Tim Byrdak: $1.6 million (has not finalized a contract; he wants $1.9 million and club is offering $1.3 million)
Geoff Blum: $1.5 million
Jeff Keppinger: $1.15 million
Chris Sampson: $815,000
Jason Michaels: $800,000
Humberto Quintero: $750,000
J.R. Towles: $406,500
Chris Johnson: $400,000
— Lee, Berkman and Oswalt will make a combined $48 million, which will be about half of the 2010 payroll.
— The total amount of committed money for these players, including the estimates for Pence, Rodriguez and Byrdak, is $91,896,500. When the rest of the younger unsigned players get deals done, you can see the payroll will be around $95 million