**A quick look at 2014...**

**Here's how next year's budget looks (using average contract yearly salary):**

**2014**

**$16.5M Lackey (then club option at min. wage*)**

**$13.25M Dempster (then FA)**

**$13M Victorino (then $13M for 2015 and then FA)**

**$13M Ortiz (then FA)**

***$13M Club Option on Lester (with $.25M buyout**

**$7.5M Buchholz (through 2015 with club options for $13M '16 & $13.5M '17 w .5M buyout)**

**$6.75M Pedroia (signed through 2014 with 2015 club option @ $11M w $.5M buyout)**

**$5M Gomes (then FA)**

**$3.1M Breslow (then FA)**

**$3.1M Ross (then FA)**

**Sub Total: ~$81.5M without Lester (9 players)and $93M with Lester (10 players).**

**Arbitrations:**

**Uehara (3 of 3) made $4.25M in 2013 > $6M**

**Bailey (3 of 3) made $4.1M > $5.5M**

**Aceves (3 of 3) made 2.65M > $3M**

**Bard (2 of 3) made $1.86M > 1M (or DFA'd)**

**Iglesias (IFA signing) made $2M > $3M (?)**

**Morales (3 of 3) made $1.49M > $2M**

**Miller (3 of 3) made 1.48M > $2M**

**Tazawa (1 of 3) made $815K > $1.25M**

**Carp (1 of 3) made $508K > $1.25M**

Sub Total Arb estimate: $25M (9 players)

**Doubront (pre- arb, then 3 arbs) made $518K**

**Nava (pre-arb, then 3 arbs) made $505K**

**Mortensen (pre-arb, then 3 arbs) made $505K**

**Kalish (pre-arb, then 3 arbs) made $498K**

**Middlebrooks (pre-arb) made $498K**

**Pre-arbs that make $490K this year: Bradley, Britton, Butler, de la Rosa, de la Torre, Hassan, Holt, Lavarnway, Vazquez, Wilson, and Wright.**

**Sub Total Pre-Arb estimate: $8M (16 players)**

**TOTAL : ~ $127M (35 players with Lester) / 115M (34 players with no Lester)**

**That's a total of 31-35 players depending on Lester and Bard, but a few other players might be dealt or cut (Butler, Hassan, Wright)**

**5-10 players (Rule 5 pending) that might be added to 40 man roster this winter or lost: add about $3-4M to the total.**

**40 man roster total: ~$130M with Lester/ $119M without Lester**

The following players will be eligible for the 2013 Rule 5 Draft if they are not added to the 40-man roster by November 20, 2013:

Mario Alcantara, **Michael Almanzar, Chris Balcom-Miller**, Carson Blair, **Xander Bogaerts**, **Bryce Brentz, Chris Carpenter, Garin Cecchini**, Keith Couch, William Cuevas, **Keury De La Cruz,** Luis Diaz, Leonel Escobar, Derrik Gibson, Dreily Guerrero, Jeremy Hazelbaker, Jayson Hernandez, Chris Hernandez, Peter Hissey, Brandon Jacobs, Jeremy Kehrt, Aaron King, Aaron Kurcz, **Juan Carlos Linares**, Mario Martinez, Heiker Meneses, Boss Moanaroa, Nefi Ogando, Gerardo Olivares, Yunior Ortega, Oscar Perez, Rafael Perez, Mathew Price, **Anthony Ranaudo**, David Renfroe, Pete Ruiz, Felix Sanchez, Brandon Snyder, Alfredo Soto, Kyle Stroup, Francisco Taveras, Raynel Velette, **Jose Vinicio**, Kolbrin Vitek, Stefan Welch, Shannon Wilkerson, **Brandon Workman**, Madison Younginer

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**So, basically our luxury tax budget will be between $119 and $130M depending on Lester, plus the player pension ($11.1M?) and the Dodger payment of $3.9M for 2014 (then one more for 2015). **

**The final number will be about:**

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**$134M without Lester**

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**$145M with Lester**

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** (not counting extensions, FA signings, trades or player releases)**

**Sox4ever**