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State of the Padres Payroll (Final Edition?)

 Yesterday on Coach Kentera's radio show Hoyer announced with the signing of Jon Garland the Padres roster is pretty much set to go into spring training.  Hoyer  said they may still look for a veteran backup Catcher but to only expect minor league signings form this point forward and are comfortable with Dusty Ryan backing up Hundley.  Since it looks like the Padres roster is set let's look at where the clubs payroll is at and see if they met their $40mil promise. 

Pos

Name

Salary

C

Hundley

0.41

1B

Gonzalez

4.75

2B

Eckstien

1

3B

Headley

0.41

SS

Cabrera

0.41

RF

Venable

0.41

CF

Hairston*

2.9

LF

Blanks

0.41

SP

Young

6.25

SP

Garland

4.7

SP

Correia

3.6

SP

Latos

0.41

SP

Richard

0.41

CL

Bell

4

8th

Adams

1

7th

Gregerson

0.41

LRP

Thatcher

0.41

RP

Russell

0.41

RP

Stauffer

0.43

Bench

Stairs*

0.85

Bench

Gwynn

0.43

Bench

Salazar

0.41

Bench

Ryan

0.41

Bench

Cunningham

0.41

Bench

Hairston

2.125

Total

37.365

Notes:

Numbers are in millions

* Indicates estimated player salary

 

Well the Padres came close to meeting their $40 mil promise but it looks like they will fall $2.635 mil short.  To be honest I'm ok with this, they are letting the kids play for the most part and I really like the ancillary moves they made over the off season.  I don't think this roster will win the NL west but I do think it is a .500 + roster

The only roster spots that should be up for grabs during spring training are Thatcher's and Russell's spots in the bullpen and Cunningham's spot on the bench.  I believe Stauffer is out of options so I don't think the Padres will risk losing him on waivers so they may try and use him out of the bullpen, but then again they have 5 guys in AAA just like him so who knows, also if Stairs comes out and completely stinks up the joint in spring training his roster spot may be in jeopardy as well.    Lastly if the Padres sign a veteran backup catcher then Ryan will obviously lose his roster spot but I just don't see that happening because with Canham in AAA this year there really is not a spot for Ryan down there.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Gaslamp Ball community and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Gaslamp Ball managers or SB Nation.

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