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Phillies' AAV Scorecard for 2014 - Final Edition

For anyone interested in knowing how much the Phillies' front office has available to spend on 2014 player acquisitions at this point and going forward, I have recycled and updated the Annual Average Value table from my fanpost of last year, showing AAV's for individual players that are currently under contract. Cole Hamels, Mike Adams, and Miguel Gonzalez are included on this "28-Man Roster" since they are signed to major league contracts, but are not on the opening day roster because of injury. 2014 salaries for players who were signed to minor league contracts but who made the 25 man roster have been guesstimated. The final column shows contract data that affects AAV. Most of you know -- but I'll note anyway -- that the luxury tax threshold is figured from the average annual worth of a team's contracts, not from the actual payroll in a given year.

As of Opening Day


Player Contract or Previous Year
2014 AAV
Buyout/Op/Arb

Lee 5/120M 24,000,000 12,500,000yr6

Hernandez, R.
4,500,000

Howard 5/125M (effectively 6/143M) 23,833,333 10,000,000yr6

Utley 2/27M
13,500,000
2M Buyout yr3

Hamels 6/144M incl 6Mbonus 24,000,000 6,000,000yr7

Papelbon 4/50M 12,500,000

Rollins 3/33M 9,500,000 5M PlayerOp

Ruiz
3/25.5M
8,667,000
0.5M Buyout

Gonzalez
3/12M
4,000,000

Manship
500,000 (est)

Kendrick 4.5M (2013, Arb 2)
7,675,000
Arb 3

Gwynn Jr.
2/2M (2012-13)
1,000,000 (est)
MiLgContr

Lincoln
512,300


Bastardo 1.4M (2013, Arb 1) 2,000,000
Arb 2

Diekman

515,500

Revere .515M (Pre-Arb) 1,950,000 Arb 1

Rosenberg

500,000

Nix, J
.9M
900,000 (est)
MiLgContr

Brown
550,000

Adams
2/12M 6,000,000

Nieves
.8M
1,125,000


De Fratus
513,000

Hernandez, C
500,000

Asche
500,000

Byrd
2/16M 8,000,000

Mayberry
1,587,500
Arb 1

Hollands
500,000 (est)

Burnett
15M w/MutualOps + 1M buyout 11,250,000
7.5M PlayerOp

MiLeaguers on 40-Man
1,000,000 (est)

Player Benefit Cost
10,799,690

With all anticipated signings complete, the total of the players' AAV's in the second column stands at $170,578,633.

Additional expenses come from two other categories:

1. Minor leaguers on the 40-Man Roster: The minor league minimum for 2014 is $81,500 for players working on a second major league contract, $40,750 for those working under their first contract. Since these figures are not published for individual players, $1M has been chosen as a ballpark figure.

2. Club Player Benefit Cost: according to the CBA is $10,899,690 per team.

The total figure is $182,378,323.

The 2013 luxury tax threshold is $189,000,000. Some portion of a club's projected expenditures would ordinarily be deferred to fund call-ups, replace injured players during the season, and make trade-deadline signings.

Assuming that the luxury tax threshold remains sacrosanct, that leaves approximately $6.5M theoretically available for the acquisition of additional free agents or international signings.

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