Opening Day payroll projection

January, 12, 2012
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With the roster seemingly now virtually complete, here's a look at the projected Mets roster and payroll. It looks like a 37 percent payroll decline from 2011 (about $143 million):

Rotation
Johan Santana, $24 million
R.A. Dickey, $4.25 million
Jon Niese, $500,000
Mike Pelfrey, $5.5 million (arbitration estimate)
Dillon Gee, $500,000
Subtotal: $34.75 million

Lineup
Andres Torres, cf, $2.75 million (arbitration estimate)
Daniel Murphy, 2b, $500,000
David Wright, 3b, $15 million
Ike Davis, 1b, $500,000
Jason Bay, lf, $16 million
Lucas Duda, rf, $500,000
Josh Thole, c, $500,000
Ruben Tejada, ss, $500,000
Subtotal: $36.25 million

Bench
Scott Hairston, of, $1.1 million
Ronny Cedeno, if, $1.15 million
Mike Nickeas, c, $500,000
Justin Turner, if, $500,000
Mike Baxter/Adam Loewen, of, $500,000
Subtotal: $3.75 million

Bullpen
Frank Francisco, $5.5 million
Jon Rauch, $3.5 million
Tim Byrdak, $1 million
Ramon Ramirez, $2 million (arbitration estimate)
Manny Acosta, $1 million (arbitration estimate)
Bobby Parnell, $500,000
Long man/second left-hander, $600,000
Subtotal: $14.1 million

Other
D.J. Carrasco, $1.2 million

TOTAL: $90.05 million
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.296 9 54 74
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 27
RBIL. Duda 81
RD. Murphy 74
OPSL. Duda .817
WB. Colon 13
ERAJ. Niese 3.55
SOZ. Wheeler 173