By our count, Giants have $5 million available to spend in 2012.
That’s based on the number of a $130 million budget that GM Brian Sabean said the Giants will operate at in 2012.
So we took a look a players currently under contract (source: Baseball reference), players eligible for arbitration (projected arbitration money is from mlbtraderumors.com) and non-arbitration eligible players (most of whom we just set at $500K for simplicity).
By doing that, we set the Giants’ current payroll at about $124.7 million. This figure also includes the $12 million the Giants will pay Aaron Rowand NOT to be on the roster in 2012.
There is some give-and-take in these numbers. The arbitration projections could be off. The Giants could sign arbitration-eligible players to multi-year deals that are back-loaded, which would save them some money in 2012.
But here’s how we broke it down:
Barry Zito $19 million
Tim Lincecum $19.2 million (projected via arbitration)
Matt Cain $15 million
Madison Bumgarner $500,000
Ryan Vogelsong $2.5 million (projected via arbitration)
Total: $56.2 million
Brian Wilson $8.5 million
Jeremy Affeldt $5 million
Javier Lopez $4.25 million
Sergio Romo $1.3 million (projected via arbitration)
Santiago Casilla $1.9 million (projected via arbitration)
Dan Runzler $500,000
Guillermo Mota $1 million (estimated)
Total: $22.7 million
1B Aubrey Huff $10 million
2B Freddy Sanchez $6 million
SS Brandon Crawford $500,000
3B Pablo Sandoval $3.2 million (projected via arbitration)
C Buster Posey $650,000
OF Melky Cabrera $4.4 million (projected via arbitration)
OF Angel Pagan $4.7 million (projected via arbitration)
OF Nate Schierholtz $1.2 million (projected via arbitration)
Total: $30.65 million
1B/OF Brandon Belt $500,000
C Chris Stewart $500,000
IF Mike Fontenot $1.3 million (projected via arbitration)
IF/OF Emmanuel Burriss $600,000 (projected via arbitration)
1B Brett Pill $500,000
Total: $3.4 million
NON-TENDERS: Jeff Keppinger, Eli Whiteside
MONEY NOT ON ROSTER: Aaron Rowand $12 million