With the 2010-2011 offseason drawing closer, we're going to start hearing more and more about how much each team is able to spend on their 2011 roster. Some are obviously able to spend more than others, but every team will be impacted by how much money they already have tied up in existing contracts.
Below is a list of the guaranteed money that each team is responsible for next season. Players in their pre-arbitration or arbitration-eligible seasons do not count since they can simply be non-tendered. Buyouts are included, however, as is money owed to former players (like the Dodgers and Juan Pierre) as well as money received from other teams for current players (like the Cubs and Carlos Silva).
Obviously this data is unofficial, but it's a fine ballpark number to reference.
- Angels, $93.667MM: Torii Hunter, Scott Kazmir, and Dan Haren are the big obligations here.
- Astros, $41.25MM: Almost half belongs to Carlos Lee.
- Athletics, $11.48MM: Eric Chavez's $3MM buyout is the biggest commitment.
- Blue Jays, $43.243MM: Lots and lots of Vernon Wells here.
- Braves, $61.867MM: Derek Lowe, Chipper Jones, and Tim Hudson are the biggest obligations.
- Brewers, $32.371MM: Mostly Randy Wolf.
- Cardinals, $81.089MM: Albert Pujols, Matt Holliday, Chris Carpenter, and Kyle Lohse make up most of this.
- Cubs, $87.925MM: This will go up if/when Aramis Ramirez exercises his $14.6MM player option.
- Diamondbacks, $19.991MM: Chris Young and Mark Reynolds make up more than half of this.
- Dodgers, $61.833MM: This includes Ted Lilly's new deal.
- Giants, $76.933MM: A big chunk of this is going to Barry Zito and Aaron Rowand.
- Indians, $27.455MM: It's all for Travis Hafner, Grady Sizemore, and Fausto Carmona.
- Mariners, $69.596MM: Ichiro Suzuki is the big hit.
- Marlins, $19.75MM: Almost entirely Hanley Ramirez and Josh Johnson.
- Mets, $108.763MM: Both Johan Santana and Carlos Beltran are over $20MM.
- Nationals, $29.150MM: Ryan Zimmerman and Jason Marquis are the big earners.
- Orioles, $28.7MM: Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis make up the majority of this.
- Padres, $1.1MM: Just amazing. All of that money is tied up in buyouts for Jon Garland and Yorvit Torrealba, so they technically have no one under contract for next season.
- Phillies, $143.728MM: They owe six players eight-figure salaries next season.
- Pirates, $16.75MM: Ryan Doumit and Paul Maholm are the big commitments.
- Rangers, $32.1MM: Just about half goes to Michael Young.
- Rays, $17.674MM: Ben Zobrist and James Shields make up basically half of this.
- Reds, $42.733MM: Francisco Cordero, Brandon Phillips, and Scott Rolen are making the big bucks.
- Red Sox, $100.506MM: John Lackey, J.D. Drew, and Josh Beckett are almost half of this.
- Rockies, $50.841: Lots of Aaron Cook and Todd Helton in here.
- Royals, $45.53MM: Zack Greinke and Gil Meche will get most of this.
- Tigers, $61.025MM: This is less than half of their 2010 commitments.
- Twins, $72.35MM: Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Joe Nathan, and Michael Cuddyer account for almost all of that.
- White Sox, $75.425MM: Most of this goes to Jake Peavy, Alexis Rios, and Mark Buehrle.
- Yankees, $144.612MM: Just wait until they re-sign Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera.
Thanks to Cot's Baseball Contracts for the information used in this post.