By my calculations, the Pirates are only on the hook for about $12.5 million next year, plus an undisclosed amount they have to pay Arthur Rhodes. They owe $4.5 million to Mark Redman, $4.6 to Jack Wilson, $1.4 to Salomon Torres, about $1.5 million to Dave Williams and $500,000 to Jose Mesa.
They'll pay for several guys to go to arbitration, probably about $2 million to Oliver Perez, $3.5 million to Kip Wells, $3.5 millon to Craig Wilson, and $2 million to Rob Mackowiak. They'll probably also pay about $1 million to Jody Gerut. If Jason Bay signs a long term deal, he'll probably make $1 million or so next year.
They'll have probably about 25 guys on the roster who will make near the league minimum, so that's another $9 million or so. They also have a few guys who might be Super 2's, but no one special.
That's about $34.5 million, plus maybe a million to Cleveland to pay for Rhodes, so that's about $35.5 million. Are my calculations right? And where should the rest of the money go?