Cubs Mid-December Status Check
Submitted by Arizona Phil on Sun, 12/11/2005 - 7:00am
Here is an update on 2006 Cubs payroll & roster situations. SIGNED FOR 2006 (15): Michael Barrett - $4.33m Henry Blanco - $1.5m Ryan Dempster - $5m + $1.5m in incentive bonuses Scott Eyre - $3.7m + $800,000 in performance bonuses Bob Howry - $4m Derrek Lee - $9.4 John Mabry - $1.05m Greg Maddux - $9m Neifi Perez - $2.5m + $500,000 in incentives based on PAs Mark Prior - $3.55m Aramis Ramirez - $10.5m Glendon Rusch - $2.75m + $500,000 in incentives based on GS Todd Walker - $2.5m Scott Williamson - $2m Kerry Wood - $12m (also has ìno tradeî clause in contract through 2006 season) INCENTIVE BONUSES: $3.3 mil TOTAL FOR PLAYERS SIGNED FOR 2006 (including Burnitz buy-out) ñ $74.25m ELIGIBLE FOR ARBITRATION AFTER 2005 SEASON (5): Jerry Hairston, Jr - $1.8m (+$300,000 in incentives) salary in 2005 Will Ohman - $325,000 salary in 2005 Corey Patterson - $2.8m 2005 Juan Pierre ñ $3.7m in 2005 Carlos Zambrano - $3.76m salary in 2005 ESTIMATED 2006 SALARIES FOR THE ARBITRATION-ELIGIBLE: Zambrano $6.5m Pierre-$5m Patterson $2.75m (possible non-tender on 12-20) Hairston $2.5m Ohman $750,000 PROJECTED ESTIMATED TOTAL FOR PLAYERS ELIGIBLE FOR ARBITRATION - $17.5m AUTO-RENEWAL (PRE-ARBITRATION) FOR 2006 (5): NOTE: bold indicates player is likely on 2006 25-man roster/ others are likely to be optioned (likely 2006 destination in parenthesis) David Aardsma (AAA) Ronny Cedeno Brian Dopirak (AA) Angel Guzman (AAA) Rich Hill (AAA) John Koronka (AAA) Carlos Marmol (AA) Sean Marshall (AA) Scott Moore (AA) Matt Murton Roberto Novoa Felix Pie (AAA) Jose Reyes (AAA) Jae-kuk Ryu (AAA) Geovany Soto (AAA) Ryan Theriot (AAA) Todd Wellemeyer (out of minor league options) Jerome Williams Michael Wuertz TOTAL ESTIMATED 2006 SALARIES FOR AUTO-RENEWAL PLAYERS ON 25-MAN ROSTER - $1.75m ESTIMATED TOTAL 2006 PAYROLL AS OF NOVEMBER 8th - $93.5m (+ $3.3m in incentive bonuses) LIKELY 2006 PAYROLL BUDGET - $100m AMOUNT OF PAYROLL PROBABLY STILL AVAILABLE FOR 2006 SALARIES - $6.5m (does not including incentive bonuses) NOTE: Available 2006 payroll increases to $14 mil if Hairston, Walker, and Patterson are traded. ----------------------------------------------------- FREE-AGENTS AFTER 2006 SEASON: Henry Blanco Jerry Hairston, Jr Derrek Lee John Mabry Greg Maddux (ìno tradeî through 2006 season) Juan Pierre Aramis Ramirez (player option for 2007) Todd Walker Scott Williamson Kerry Wood (club option to pay $13m salary in 2007 or $3m buy-out - also ìno tradeî through 2006 season) ---------------------------------------------------- OUT OF MINOR LEAGUE OPTIONS AS OF SPRING TRAINING 2006: # Todd Wellemeyer ONE OPTION YEAR LEFT AS OF SPRING TRAINING 2006: Ronny Cedeno Roberto Novoa x - Will Ohman (must clear Major League Waivers to be optioned) Corey Patterson (must clear Major League Waivers to be optioned) Jerome Williams (must clear Major League Waivers to be optioned) TWO OPTION YEARS LEFT AS OF SPRING TRAINING 2006: * David Aardsma (eligible for 4th option year) * Angel Guzman (eligible for 4th option year) Rich Hill x - John Koronka Mark Prior (must clear Major League Waivers to be optioned) Geovany Soto Michael Wuertz Carlos Zambrano (must clear Major League Waivers to be optioned) THREE OPTION YEARS LEFT AS OF SPRING TRAINING 2006: Brian Dopirak Carlos Marmol Sean Marshall Scott Moore Matt Murton Felix Pie Jose Reyes Jae-kuk Ryu Ryan Theriot x - NOTE: Ohman and Koronka have been outrighted once in their careers, so they would be eligible to be free-agents if Cubs attempt to remove them from 40-man roster.