2007 Salaries

Below is the estimated salaries for the 2007 Reds roster based on their amount of time on the Major League roster. Salaries are taken from Baseball Reference and days on roster is calculated from transaction information on MLB.com. The assumptions made are that any player on the MLB DL is included on the MLB roster and therefore receives an MLB salary. These numbers may not be precise as some players salaries are not available. For those players, it was assumed that they made around the league minimum with first year players assigned $380k and those with more experience varying from $390k to $400k. It shouldn't change the total number too much as most of those players had limited playing time.

Clarification may be needed on the Chad Moeller and Kirk Saarloos salaries as both players had MLB contracts but were put through waivers and outrighted to Louisville. It is unclear as to what salary they would be paid when they were brought back up to the MLB roster. Moeller's numbers have not been included in the total as he was traded to the Dodgers for cash considerations, which are assumed to cover his salary for the year.

Player Base Days Percent Actual
David Ross 1.600 181 100% 1.600
Scott Hatteberg 1.500 181 100% 1.500
Brandon Phillips 0.408 181 100% 0.408
Edwin Encarnacion 0.408 169 93% 0.380
Alex Gonzalez 3.500 171 94% 3.307
Adam Dunn 10.500 181 100% 10.500
Josh Hamilton 0.380 181 100% 0.380
Ken Griffey 12.500 181 100% 12.500
Norris Hopper 0.383 181 100% 0.383
Ryan Freel 2.325 181 100% 2.325
Javier Valentin 1.250 181 100% 1.250
Jeff Keppinger 0.383 112 62% 0.237
Jeff Conine 2.000 140 77% 1.797
Juan Castro 0.925 181 100% 0.925
Joey Votto 0.380 27 15% 0.057
Jorge Cantu 0.410 42 23% 0.095
Jason Ellison 0.390 54 30% 0.116
Chad Moeller 0.700 83 46% 0.321
Pedro Lopez 0.380 85 47% 0.178
Buck Coats 0.380 27 15% 0.057
Ryan Jorgensen 0.390 15 8% 0.032
Mark Bellhorn 0.400 22 12% 0.049
Ryan Hannigan 0.380 27 15% 0.057
Dewayne Wise 0.400 6 3% 0.013
Enrique Cruz 0.380 5 3% 0.010
Jerry Gil 0.380 5 3% 0.010
Batter Total 38.166
Player Base Days Percent Actual
Bronson Arroyo 4.125 181 100% 4.125
Aaron Harang 4.250 181 100% 4.250
Matt Belisle 0.390 167 92% 0.360
Kyle Lohse 4.200 119 66% 2.761
Bobby Livingston 0.380 83 46% 0.174
Homer Bailey 0.380 41 23% 0.086
Phil Dumatrait 0.380 50 28% 0.105
Eric Milton 10.333 181 100% 10.333
Tom Shearn 0.380 36 20% 0.076
David Weathers 2.250 181 100% 2.250
Mike Stanton 2.000 181 100% 2.000
Jon Coutlangus 0.380 160 88% 0.336
Todd Coffey 0.408 140 77% 0.315
Jared Burton 0.380 181 100% 0.380
Victor Santos 0.400 109 60% 0.241
Kirk Saarloos 1.200 110 61% 0.729
Mike Gosling 0.380 106 59% 0.223
Brad Salmon 0.380 79 44% 0.166
Gary Majewski 0.408 77 43% 0.173
Marcus McBeth 0.380 65 36% 0.136
Elizardo Ramirez 0.390 12 7% 0.026
Bill Bray 0.383 160 88% 0.338
Eddie Guardado 0.500 181 100% 0.500
Ricky Stone 0.400 13 7% 0.029
Rheal Cormier 2.250 37 20% 2.250
Pitching Total 32.362
Additonal monies* 3.800
Overall Total 74.328

NOTE: MLB released the Reds official 2007 payroll as $73.1 million. The difference is likely do to accounting tricks and mistakes made on my part. This table is a pretty good estimate though.

*Additional monies include money that the Reds were paying to Jason Larue that were included in his deal to the Royals as well as money used to buyout the option on Paul Wilson's contract.

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