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Royals 2009 Payroll Update (including projections)

The Royals payroll has undergone significant changes over the last month and the murky picture of who would be included in that payroll has become considerably more clear.  The bottom line is that the Royals 2009 payroll currently projects to be about $77.8 million, including estimates for players eligible for arbitration and those who are still pre-arbitration. 

Last year's payroll was approximately $67 million.  But this should not lead one to the conclusion that the Royals have only spent $10 million in new outlays.  A significant part of that $67 million came off the books at the end of the season (including almost $10 million from Berroa's and Grudzielanek's contracts alone).  There's so much more the Royals could have done with that $78 million, but they've chosen to do this:

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Crisp + Fransworth + Jacobs + Ramirez + Waechter = $15.94 million.  Kudos to you, Mr. Glass for increasing payroll when most organizations are not.  I only wish Dayton Moore had done better with your money.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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