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Marlins 2020 payroll with MLB Trade Rumors projected Arbitration Numbers

FishFan95

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Marlins have 3 players with guaranteed contracts:


Wei-Yin Chen – $22.0MM
Miguel Rojas – $4.75MM
Starlin Castro – $1.0MM (buy out)

They have 3 arbitration players. MLBTR arbitration projections:
Jose Urena – $4.0MM
Adam Conley – $1.6MM
Hector Noesi – $900K

Assuming the Marlins decide to part ways with Castro and Noesi, that puts them at $33.35 MM for 4 players. With around an average of say $565K for the rest, that puts them at $45.215MM assuming that they don't sign any free agents or extend one of the players in house. Could go down of course if they non-tender Conley.

They have a ton of money available for next year and it will get even better when Chen comes off the books.
 
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What were you doing?!!?!
Leaving a mess for the next owner.

Even though some people think he only sold the team mostly because of Jose dying, I believe he always planned to sell them around when he did. It is when the backloaded and deferred contracts began to grow.
 

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This number gets used a lot, but it's not accurate. Chen also has a bunch of deferments: an additional $17M in 2020 and $16M in 2021.

See: https://legacy.baseballprospectus.com/compensation/cots/national-league/miami-marlins/

So the real Chen bill is:
2020: $39M
2021: $16M

In summary, holy shit, Loria! What were you doing?!!?!
This is a good point, but you interpreted it wrong. The $17M is taken out of the 2020 contract and is made back as part of a series of deferred payments.

Based on this Chen will get $5M base (22-17) as well as $9M on June 30th and $5M on November 30th, 2020.
So in reality he will only make $19M next season as well as $15M the following year even if his option doesn't vest (which it won't unless he is put back in the rotation).

He will get an extra $1M in 2021 next year as well as $15M in 2022 in the unlikely chance that it does vest.
 

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