2018 Payroll

Wednesday, October 11 2017 @ 08:32 PM EDT

Contributed by: John Northey

A big question for 2018 is what is the Jays Payroll and how much is already used up?

Via Cot's Contacts we get...

Total: $142.904 million plus pre-arb crew (10 or so = $5-7 mil) ~ $148 million.

Note: $6 mil can be quickly saved by not offering Koehler a contract. I wouldn't be surprised if Osuana gets half of what MLBTR expects him to get (first year arb tends to be less). Still this gives a worst case for now. Leaving the Jays vs last years opening day payroll of $163.38 mil payroll roughly $15 mil space to work with. To stay near the top 10 they'll need to up that by another $10 mil I'd guess.