With the Tigers recent signings, I thought it might be helpful to get a handle on the team’s payroll this year, and in the near future. The table below shows how the current club stacks up through the end of Dave Dombrowski’s current contract.
As you can see the Tigers already have $84 million committed to next year’s payroll. Nate Robertson, Craig Monroe, Omar Infante, and Fernando Rodney will probably command $8-$10 million. Once the Granderson’s and Thames’ and such are added in the payroll will eclipse $90 million and could push $100 million.
You can also see with the recent deals that the Tigers are poised to keep their core intact through 2009 and make the most of the up and coming younger players and the veterans reaching the outer edges of their primes.
If you want to play around with this yourself, the spreadsheet is available on Google Spreadsheet. You can export it to an Excel file to use on your computer.
Virtually all salary information is from Cot’s Contracts.