Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, January 11, 2019

Orioles payroll to fall significantly in 2019 - BaltimoreBaseball.com

A year ago, the Orioles’ Opening Day payroll was $148.57 million, according to Cot’s Baseball Contracts. MLBTradeRumors.com estimates that this year’s Opening Day payroll will be just under $83 million.

Gone are Adam Jones ($17.3 million), Manny Machado ($16 million), Zach Britton ($12 million) and Darren O’Day ($9 million). Jones was on the final year of a six-year contract. O’Day has a year remaining on a four-year deal, and Machado and Britton were in the final years of club control.

Brad Brach ($5.16 million), Kevin Gausman ($5.6 million) and Jonathan Schoop ($8.5 million) were also dealt.

Brach, Britton, Gausman, Machado, Schoop, Tim Beckham and Caleb Joseph were eligible for arbitration. Beckham, who signed with Seattle on Thursday, and Joseph were non-tendered by the club Nov. 30.

Even though general manager Mike Elias has a relatively light load for arbitration (his former team, the Houston Astros has 10 arbitration-eligible players), his work constructing the 2019 Orioles is hardly over.

The team has commitments to only Chris Davis, who will earn $23 million in the fourth year of a seven-year contract,  [emphasis added] and Alex Cobb, $14 million in the second year of a four-year deal, beyond this season.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 11, 2019 at 03:17 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: orioles

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. DFA Posted: January 12, 2019 at 02:53 AM (#5804878)
4 more years of Chris Davis! Thanks again, Brady!
   2. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: January 12, 2019 at 08:31 AM (#5804881)
Maybe with that extra $165,570,000 they can treat everyone who showed up for their final 2018 home stand to a week in Antigua. They'd still have plenty of money left over.
   3. Belfry Bob Posted: January 12, 2019 at 12:04 PM (#5804898)
Boy...$83M doesn't buy you what it used to.
   4. jingoist Posted: January 12, 2019 at 12:32 PM (#5804905)
Certainly not when 25%+ goes to one guy, and he has recently posted an historically negative OWAR for a full season starter.
The Orioles ownership has done to baseball what the current Redskins owner has done to pro football in the DC area.
A pox on both their houses!
   5. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: January 12, 2019 at 01:29 PM (#5804909)
While I can't say that the new O's management will be good, they are replacing a group that made some awful decisions (whether at the behest of ownership or not) and the team's more recent moves are much more reasonable.
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: January 12, 2019 at 01:53 PM (#5804914)
Perhaps with all the money saved on payroll, the Orioles will finally be able to meet their contractual obligations to the Nationals under the MASN deal.
   7. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: January 13, 2019 at 06:48 AM (#5805021)
Just looking at the 2018 Orioles BBRef page -- the guy who finished 3rd on the team in WAR was a reliever who threw 32.2 innings. That's not good.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Harveys Wallbangers
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-18-2019
(13 - 11:20pm, Mar 18)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogOT - 2018-19 NBA thread (All-Star Weekend to Twelfth of Never edition)
(768 - 11:17pm, Mar 18)
Last: PJ Martinez

NewsblogPassan: How Phillies' 2018 clubhouse issues caused by Fortnite led to a smashed TV
(14 - 11:04pm, Mar 18)
Last: John Reynard

NewsblogPhillies fans threaten Trent Thornton on Twitter after he hits Bryce Harper with pitch
(58 - 10:55pm, Mar 18)
Last: John Reynard

NewsblogCarGo, Tribe reach minor league deal
(16 - 10:54pm, Mar 18)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza ([most of] March 2019)
(314 - 9:55pm, Mar 18)
Last: Omineca Greg

NewsblogThe Legend of Pedey appears to be back for Red Sox
(28 - 8:15pm, Mar 18)
Last: Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread, v.2019
(758 - 8:01pm, Mar 18)
Last: Mefisto

NewsblogGiants pitcher Jeff Samardzija wants ties in MLB
(47 - 7:41pm, Mar 18)
Last: JAHV

Newsblog2019 March Madness thread
(21 - 7:11pm, Mar 18)
Last: vortex of dissipation

NewsblogA preview of the new procedural changes coming to MLB in 2020
(122 - 5:46pm, Mar 18)
Last: Dr. Vaux

NewsblogAngel Hernandez seriously ejected Astros manager A.J. Hinch in a spring training game
(18 - 4:12pm, Mar 18)
Last: TDF, trained monkey

NewsblogBlue Jays ready to embrace change, finalizing minor-league pay increase of more than 50 percent – The Athletic
(16 - 1:02pm, Mar 18)
Last: Der-K: at 10% emotional investment

Newsblog‘Rookie’ Kikuchi in spotlight in major league debut in Japan
(3 - 9:37am, Mar 18)
Last: Out of Accent Shallow's mouth go burning lamps

NewsblogBrothers, friends and teammates: After 50 years, Rod Carew, Tony Oliva still going strong
(7 - 9:16pm, Mar 17)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

Page rendered in 0.2243 seconds
46 querie(s) executed