Re: A Realistic View at 2014: Part I

posted at 2/21/2014 9:24 AM EST

**Updated with Capuano's expected signing...**

**2014 Red Sox Player Payroll Budget**

**(Luxury Tax Dollars)**

**$ 16.5M Lackey (then 1 year at league min)**

**$16M Napoli (1 year then FA)**

**$14.5M Peavy (then FA)**

**$13.75M Pedroia**

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

**$13M Victorino (to ’15)**

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

**$8.25M AJ P (then FA)**

**$7.5M Buchholz (to ’15, then club options at $13M & $13.5M)**

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

**$4.75M Mujica (to '15, then FA)**

**$4.25M Uehara (option is vested)**

**$3.125M Breslow ($4M club option in ’15 w. $0.1M buyout)**

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

**$2.25M Capuano (then FA)**

**$2.15 Badenhop (then FA)**

**$1.9M Miller (then FA)**

**$1.4M Carp**

**$1.3M Herrera (then 1 arb)**

**$1.275M Tazawa (then 2 arbs)**

**$0.75M Sizemore (+$1.25 Roster bonuses & 4M performance bones)**

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**Sub TOTAL: ~$148M **

**Estimated Pre-Arb Player Total: $12M**

**Doubront, Nava, Middlebrooks, Lavarnway, Snyder, Webster, Bradley, Bogaerts, Brentz, Britton, Butler, Cecchini, de la Rosa, Hassan, Holt, Vazquez, Wilson, Workman, Wright**

**Total Estimated 2014 Red Sox Payroll Budget:****$160M**** **

**Add the player pension fee of about $10.8M and the $3.9M payment to the Dodgers... **

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**Total Luxury Limit Budget for 2014: ~$175M**

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**This leaves about $14M to spend and still be below the**** **

**limit,****assuming Sizemore and others do not reach their**

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**bonus ****qualifications.**