Surely someone else has covered this, but I’ll post it here for inquiring minds.
Currently, the total amount of salary on the Mets’ disabled list totals $67,675,000.00.
To put that in perspective, it’s about equal to the entire payroll of the Minnesota Twins, and more than the total payrolls of the Rays, Athletics, Nationals, Pirates, Padres, and Marlins.
An itemized report of the Wilpons’ spending for the injured:
Carlos Beltran – $18.5M
Carlos Delgado – $12M
Oliver Perez – $12M
Billy Wagner – $10.5M
Jose Reyes – $5.75M
J.J. Putz – $5M
John Maine – $2.6M
Ramon Martinez – $750K
Angel Pagan – $575K
Let me know if I missed anyone and/or if my math is incorrect (I was an English major; numbers make my head hurt).
The salary figures come to you courtesy of Cot’s Baseball Contracts.
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Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers.