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Free Agency, Trades, and Signings
Written by Maury Brown   
Friday, 29 January 2010 11:29

Red SoxWe played with the Atlanta Braves first thing this morning, so why not do another?

Below are some initial salary figures that could be allocated to the Boston Red Sox for the 2010 season. Actually, the chances are very good these guys are all suited up on opening day. The gaps involve players still under 3 years of service time that are on a year-to-year basis. Contract details for Jacoby Ellsbury, Jed Lowrie, and Clay Buchholz are still out there. Finally, who knows if any of these players wind up in trades? Plenty of chatter about a blockbuster that won’t go away (see one San Diego Padres), plus a player with a lingering thumb injury. Throw it all together and the details will change (good chance the three players not yet in salary arbitration could fetch between $600-$700,00 each, maybe more).  All that aside, one thing seems abundantly clear: The Red Sox will surpass their 2009 $121,745,999 opening day payroll figure with ease. And, they are certainly going to be flirting with the Luxury Tax threshold by the end of the season. This year the threshold is $170 million.

Below is a listing of potential 2010 salary allocated by the Boston Red Sox. Remember… this is all base salary information. No deferments.

Red Sox

John Lackey

$18,000,000

J.D. Drew

$14,000,000

David Ortiz

$12,500,000

Mike Lowell

$12,000,000

Josh Beckett

$12,000,000

Jonathan Papelbon

$9,350,000

Kevin Youkilis

$9,125,000

Adrian Beltre

$9,000,000

Bill Hall

$8,400,000

Daisuke Matsuzaka

$8,000,000

Victor Martinez

$7,700,000

Mike Cameron

$7,250,000

Marco Scutaro

$5,000,000

Jon Lester

$3,750,000

Dustin Pedroia

$3,500,000

Tim Wakefield

$3,500,000

Jeremy Hermida

$3,345,000

Jason Varitek

$3,000,000

Hideki Okajima

$2,075,000

Ramon Ramirez

$1,155,000

Manny Delcarmen

$905,000

Boof Bonser

$650,000

TOTAL

$154,205,000

 


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