MLBTR projects the Blue Jays’ 12 arbitration-eligible players will cost the team $43 million

MLB Trade Rumours released its annual arbitration salary projections on Monday, and here’s what they have for the Blue Jays and the 12 arb-eligible players on the roster…

Ross Stripling – $4.4MM
Jose Berrios – $10.9MM
Jacob Barnes – $1.2MM
Teoscar Hernandez – $10.0MM
Adam Cimber – $1.5MM
Trevor Richards – $1.1MM
Ryan Borucki – $800K
Danny Jansen – $1.5MM
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – $7.9MM
Tim Mayza – $1.2MM
Trent Thornton – $900K
Cavan Biggio – $1.7MM
All told, that’s just a shade over $43 million for the group. Add that to the $58 million the team has committed to the 2022 payroll currently (George Springer, Hyun Jin Ryu, Randal Grichuk, and Lourdes Gurriel), and you have just over $100 million before considering free agents and other players who would flesh out the roster.
Of course, these are just projections and, obviously, nothing is set in stone, but MLBTR is generally pretty good with these things, so it’s a good place to start thinking about the off-season. Looking up and down this list, I would assume that 10 of these players are tendered contracts, with Jacob Barnes being a pretty easy choice to cut loose and Trent Thornton being a realistic 40-man roster casualty.
Another thing to consider is that a few of these players …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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