At the end of my post today for FanGraphs, in which I detailed the trade deadline situation for the Milwaukee Brewers, I mention that the Milwaukee Brewers will have 45 million dollars cleared at the end of this season. That’s not the entire contract situation – it doesn’t include declined option payments nor raises in other players’ contracts. Thanks to the great resource Cot’s Contracts, I’ve compiled this handy little (okay, not so little) table showing everything you need to know about salary changes for 2011. Totals for arbitration eligible players are estimates. Totals are, of course, in millions of dollars.
Keep a look out for posts on how this money should be used throughout the year, particularly as the trade deadline approaches.