MLBTradeRumors.com’s Matt Swartz and Tim Dierkes recently unveiled their projected arbitration salaries for 2015. The Orioles have 11 players that are eligible for arbitration next season, with Chris Davis projected to make the most at $11.8 million.
Alejandro De Aza (5.139) – $5.9MM
Matt Wieters (5.129) – $7.9MM
Steve Pearce (5.116) – $2.2MM
Bud Norris (5.068) – $8.7MM
Tommy Hunter (5.066) – $4.4MM
Chris Davis (5.061) – $11.8MM
Brian Matusz (4.156) – $2.7MM
Chris Tillman (3.113) – $5.4MM
Miguel Gonzalez (3.095) – $3.7MM
Ryan Flaherty (3.000) – $1.0MM
Zach Britton (2.158) – $3.2MM
That’s $56.9 million according to my iPhone’s calculator.
21 percent of that total ($11.8 million) will go to Davis, who followed an MVP caliber season in 2013 by slashing .196/.300/.404 in 2014 and was suspended for using adderall without an MLB approved permission slip at the end of the season. It makes you wonder, if the right offer came along for Davis, would the Orioles move him?
You may remember that last season’s arbitration forecast revealed that Jim Johnson was expected to make $10.8 million. The 31-year-old was dealt to the Oakland Athletics where he made an even 10 mil and pitched to a 7.14 ERA in 38 games before being released.