Breaking down the NLDS Teams Financially

Breaking down the NLDS Teams Financially
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The NLDS 25-Man rosters carry payrolls ranging from $85M (Cubs) to $184M (Dodgers). The Dodgers position players alone combine for more 2015 salary than the entire 25-man roster of the Mets and Cubs. Their Game 1 starting lineup is valued at $111M, $47M more than their Mets opponents. We breakdown the financials for each NLDS 25-Man roster, noting Game 1 starters, upcoming free agents, 2016 player contract statuses, and more.
NLDS Payroll Breakdowns
Team Avg. Age 25-Man Payroll Batters Pitchers Game 1 Starters
Los Angeles Dodgers 29.4 $184,175,384 $99,355,433 $84,819,951 $110,981,681
St. Louis Cardinals 28.8 $114,010,184 $70,128,291 $43,881,893 $60,998,265
New York Mets 28 $90,881,304 $65,371,910 $19,387,542 $63,391,807
Chicago Cubs 28.2 $85,228,150 $46,035,726 $39,192,424 $42,562,609
Upcoming Free Agents
Player Team Pos. Age 2015 Salary
Tyler Clippard NYM RP 30 $3,174,863
Bartolo Colon NYM SP 42 $11,000,000
Daniel Murphy NYM IF 30 $8,000,000
Kelly Johnson NYM IF 33 $598,360
Yoenis Cespedes NYM OF 29 $3,729,508
John Lackey STL SP 36 $507,500
Jason Heyward STL OF 26 $8,300,000
Mark Reynolds STL IF 32 $2,000,000
Carlos Villanueva STL SP 31 $2,000,000
Clayton Richard CHC RP 32 $221,857
Trevor Cahill CHC SP 27 $91,516
Fernando Rodney CHC RP 38 $1,453,551
Chris Denorfia CHC OF 35 $2,600,000
Dexter Fowler CHC OF 29 $9,500,000
Austin Jackson CHC OF 28 $1,000,000
Brett Anderson LAD SP 27 $10,000,000
Howie Kendrick LAD IF 32 $9,850,000
Jimmy Rollins LAD IF 36 $11,000,000
Los Angeles Dodgers Postseason Roster

Starting 9 Payroll: $110,981,681 (bold below)
Pitching Payroll: $84,819,951
Batting Payroll: $99,355,433
25-Man Payroll: $184,175,384
Average Age: 29.4

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Pos. Player Age 2015 salary 2016 Status
P Brett Anderson 27 $10,000,000 Free Agent
P Luis Avilan 26 $194,043 Arbitration 1
P Pedro Baez 27 $512,500 Team Control
P Yimi Garcia 25 $404,098 Team Control
P Zack Greinke 31 $25,000,000 Player Option
P Chris Hatcher 30 $522,500 Team Control
P J.P. Howell 32 $5,500,000 Player Option
P Kenley Jansen 28 $7,425,000 Arbitration 3
P Clayton Kershaw 27 $32,571,428 Signed
P Joel Peralta 39 $2,500,000 Club Option
P Alex Wood 24 $190,382 Team Control
C A.J. Ellis 34 $4,250,000 Arbitration 3
C Yasmani Grandal 26 $693,000 Arbitration 1
IF Adrian Gonzalez 33 $21,857,142 Signed
IF Howie Kendrick 32 $9,850,000 Free Agent
IF Jimmy Rollins 36 $11,000,000 Free Agent
IF Corey Seager 21 $85,969 Team Control
IF Chase Utley 36 $2,130,000 Club Option
IF Justin Turner 30 $2,500,000 Arbitration 3
OF Carl Crawford 34 $21,357,142 Signed
OF Joc Pederson 23 $510,000 Team Control
OF Yasiel Puig 24 $6,214,285 Signed
OF Justin Ruggiano 33 $465,409 Arbitration 3
OF Andre Ethier 33 $18,000,000 Signed
OF Enrique Hernandez 24 $442,486 Team Control
 
New York Mets Postseason Roster

Starting 9 Payroll: $63,391,807 (bold below)
Pitching Payroll: $19,387,542
Batting Payroll: $65,371,910
25-Man Payroll: $90,881,304
Average Age: 28

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Pos. Player Age 2015 salary 2016 Status
P Tyler Clippard 30 $3,174,863 Free Agent
P Bartolo Colon 42 $11,000,000 Free Agent
P Jacob deGrom 27 $556,875 Team Control
P Jeurys Familia 25 $523,925 Arbitration 1
P Erik Goeddel 26 $506,342 Team Control
P Matt Harvey 26 $614,125 Arbitration 1
P Steven Matz 24 $274,549 Team Control
P Jonathan Niese 28 $7,050,000 Signed
P Addison Reed 26 $932,377 Arbitration 2
P Hansel Robles 25 $465,901 Team Control
P Noah Syndergaard 23 $410,437 Team Control
C Travis d'Arnaud 26 $525,424 Team Control
C Kevin Plawecki 24 $407,663 Team Control
IF David Wright 32 $20,000,000 Signed
IF Daniel Murphy 30 $8,000,000 Free Agent
IF Lucas Duda 29 $4,200,000 Arbitration 2
IF Ruben Tejada 25 $1,880,000 Arbitration 3
IF Kelly Johnson 33 $598,360 Free Agent
IF Wilmer Flores 24 $513,543 Team Control
OF Yoenis Cespedes 29 $3,729,508 Free Agent
OF Michael Conforto 22 $202,445 Team Control
OF Michael Cuddyer 36 $8,500,000 Signed
OF Curtis Granderson 34 $16,000,000 Signed
OF Juan Lagares 26 $553,696 Signed
OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis 28 $261,271 Team Control
 
St. Louis Cardinals Postseason Roster

Starting 9 Payroll: $60,998,265 (bold below)
Pitching Payroll: $43,881,893
Batting Payroll: $70,128,291
25-Man Payroll: $114,010,184
Average Age: 28.8

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Pos. Player Age 2015 salary 2016 Status
P Jamie Garcia 29 $9,375,000 Club Option
P John Lackey 36 $507,500 Free Agent
P Tyler Lyons 27 $199,672 Team Control
P Lance Lynn 28 $7,000,000 Signed
P Michael Wacha 24 $520,000 Team Control
P Trevor Rosenthal 25 $535,000 Arbitration 1
P Jonathan Broxton 31 $3,196,721 Club Option
P Seth Maness 26 $530,000 Arbitration 1
P Kevin Siegrist 26 $518,000 Team Control
P Carlos Villanueva 31 $2,000,000 Free Agent
P Adam Wainwright 34 $19,500,000 Signed
C Yadier Molina 33 $15,200,000 Signed
C Tony Cruz 29 $775,000 Arbitration 2
IF Brandon Moss 32 $2,379,781 Arbitration 3
IF Mark Reynolds 32 $2,000,000 Free Agent
IF Kolten Wong 24 $520,000 Team Control
IF Matt Carpenter 29 $3,750,000 Signed
IF Jhonny Peralta 33 $15,000,000 Signed
IF Greg Garcia 26 $177,486 Team Control
OF Jason Heyward 26 $8,300,000 Free Agent
OF Matt Holliday 35 $17,000,000 Signed
OF Jon Jay 30 $4,125,000 Signed
OF Randal Grichuk 24 $510,000 Team Control
OF Tommy Pham 27 $180,259 Team Control
OF Stephen Piscotty 24 $210,765 Team Control
 
Chicago Cubs Postseason Roster

Starting 9 Payroll: $42,562,609 (bold below)
Pitching Payroll: $39,192,424
Batting Payroll: $46,035,726
25-Man Payroll: $85,228,150
Average Age: 28.2

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Pos. Player Age 2015 salary 2016 Status
P Jon Lester 31 $15,000,000 Signed
P Clayton Richard 32 $221,857 Free Agent
P Travis Wood 28 $5,685,000 Arbitration 3
P Jake Arrieta 29 $3,630,000 Arbitration 2
P Trevor Cahill 27 $91,516 Free Agent
P Justin Grimm 27 $531,500 Arbitration 1
P Kyle Hendricks 25 $510,000 Team Control
P Pedro Strop 30 $2,525,000 Arbitration 3
P Hector Rondon 27 $544,000 Arbitration 1
P Jason Hammel 33 $9,000,000 Signed
P Fernando Rodney 38 $1,453,551 Free Agent
C Miguel Montero 32 $12,000,000 Signed
C David Ross 38 $2,250,000 Signed
IF Javier Baez 22 $91,516 Team Control
IF Kris Bryant 23 $471,448 Team Control
IF Starlin Castro 25 $6,857,142 Signed
IF Tommy La Stella 26 $114,934 Team Control
IF Anthony Rizzo 26 $5,285,714 Signed
IF Addison Russell 21 $460,355 Team Control
OF Chris Coghlan 30 $2,505,000 Arbitration 3
OF Chris Denorfia 35 $2,600,000 Free Agent
OF Dexter Fowler 29 $9,500,000 Free Agent
OF Austin Jackson 28 $1,000,000 Free Agent
OF Kyle Schwarber 22 $232,950 Team Control
OF Jorge Soler 23 $2,666,667 Signed