Posts Tagged ‘25-man roster’

On his blog, Bryan Hoch reports that in the greatest upset since the St. Louis Browns 1944 World Series win, neither Jesus Montero nor Austin Romine will break camp with Yankees. Instead, the backup catcher (at least for now) is Gustavo Molina. In other news, the primary back-up infielder for the past two years, Ramiro Pena, is on his way to Scranton. His roster spot is taken by Eduardo Nunez.

You can read all the details here.

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Jeff Euston over at Cot’s Baseball Contracts helped me crunch some numbers about the 2010 New York Yankees.

The New York Yankees currently rank #1 with the highest payroll in MLB, which is pretty much obvious by now. The 2010 New York Yankees have an Opening Day payroll of $206.3 million, which is a 2% increase over last year. Their biggest rival, the Boston Red Sox, ranked #2 with a $162.4 million payroll and had a 33% increase over last season. Throughout Major League Baseball, 47% of teams lowered their payrolls, but the Yankees and Red Sox were not among them. The Yanks have a $213,359,389 million payroll if you are counting minor-leaguers with major league contracts (Miranda & Brackman) and others playing elsewhere (Kei Igawa, Chad Gaudin & Melky Cabrera) 

Opening Day payrolls for 25-man roster (salaries plus pro-rated signing bonuses):

2010: $206.3  2009: $201,449,189  2008: $209,081,577

2010 Payroll Obligations: $4,000,000 (Kei Igawa) (plus $4M in 2011), $737,500 (Chad Gaudin), $500,000 (Melky Cabrera)

According to the Annual Review Of Global Sports Salaries, the New York Yankees have the highest paid per player average in all of sports. (1. New York Yankees (MLB): $6,977,080, 2. Real Madrid (La Liga): $6,321,059, 3. Barcelona (La Liga): $6,979,447) (more…)

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From the New York Times:

Pitchers (12): C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Andy Pettitte, Javier Vazquez, Phil Hughes, Mariano Rivera, Joba Chamberlain, Alfredo Aceves, Sergio Mitre, Damaso Marte, Chan Ho Park, Dave Robertson. (Among relievers, Marte is the only left-hander.)

Catchers (2): Jorge Posada, Francisco Cervelli.

Infielders (6): Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Ramiro Pena, Nick Johnson.

Outfielders: (5): Curtis Granderson, Brett Gardner, Nick Swisher, Randy Winn, Marcus Thames.

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