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Salaries for the 0-3 Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 12, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

When a player has 0-3 years of service time, there is no bargaining for a contract. You are guaranteed only the minimum — which is $400,000 this year.

The Yankees, like most teams, have a salary scale for 0-3 players based on service time rather than performance. In most cases, the players just accept the offer and sign. In some cases, a player will refuse and the team renews his deal at a figure they set. That’s what happened with Joba Chamberlain last season.

The 0-3 players have two salaries in their contracts, one if they’re in the majors and another if they are in the minors. Minor-league salaries can be as low as $32,600 or significantly higher depending on how much major-league experience the player has.

Here is what the Yankees did for their 0-3 players:

Cody Ransom $455,100
Joba Chamberlain: $433,000
Jose Veras: $432,975
Edwar Ramirez: $422,450
Dan Giese $422,250
Brett Gardner $414,000
Ian Kennedy: $408,925
Phil Hughes: $407,650
David Robertson: $406,825
Alfredo Aceves: $406,750
Jonathan Albaladejo: $403,075
Phil Coke: $403,300
Francisco Cervelli: $400,700
Wilkin De La Rosa: $400,000
Anthony Claggett: $400,000
Michael Dunn: $400,000
Christian Garcia: $400,000
Eric Hacker: $400,000
Steven Jackson: $400,000

 
 

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41 Responses to “Salaries for the 0-3 Yankees”

  1. Jason March 12th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    1st! How much do each of them make if they stay in minor league all season?

  2. HA March 12th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    How does Ian Kennedy make more than Phil “Franchise” Hughes? That needs to be corrected

  3. John in Ohio March 12th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Interesting. So, if a guy gets called up for a week, he makes major league minimum for a week, and reverts to his minor league salary when sent back down?

    For some reason, I thought that they were bumped up to ML minimum for the rest of the season when they were called up, even for only a game or two.

  4. gayle March 12th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    JOhn good question how long does a player have to be on the major league roster in order to get the higher salary

  5. gary March 12th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    “How does Ian Kennedy make more than Phil “Franchise” Hughes? That needs to be corrected”

    yeah i know. hughes was so dominant last year too. its an outrage he isn’t a top-paid yankee by now, franchise that he is.

    /sarcasm

  6. vinny-b __NYY fan and WBC promoter__ March 12th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    “The reason the Yankees don’t just release him and let him go back to Japan is that he wants all his money.
    He’s not telling the Yankees I’ll tear up my remaining contract if you let me go.
    He’s telling them to let me go and pay him in the process.
    That’s a horrible business decision.
    Igawa is a worst case scenario for the Yankees, but he’s a scenario. They should not pay him to just go away”

    I agree. If he wants all his money, he can clean the clubhouse.

  7. Tom March 12th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Igawa is like Stephon Marbury

    Igawa and Cashman need to sit down and negotiate a mutual buyout.

  8. Nick in SF March 12th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Cody Ransom: too expensive to fail!

  9. Patrick March 12th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    “Cody Ransom: too expensive to fail!”

    The Yankees are not paying him $455,000 to ride the pine! He needs to get in the game to justify his bloated contract.

  10. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    They get paid on a 6 month basis, so, as a minor leaguer they’d get roughly $220.00 a day plus meal money on the road trips. For every day on the ML roster, they’d get roughly 2400 dollars a day, minimum, plus meal money on road trips (about $100-125 a day). In two weeks on the roster they’d make more than a year’s minor league salary, especially if they’re on the road.

    I believe that they only get the ML salary during their callup and revert to minor league scale when sent down.

  11. Baseball Mogul March 12th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Pete,

    Do you have a figure on Sanchez? He’s the only one on the 40 man I can’t find a figure on.

  12. Tex's New Best Friend March 12th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I think the important question here is why isn’t Robertson making double that? I mean he struck out the side once. Didn’t he?

  13. Big Handsome March 12th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    I believe a player has to spend 2 months with the ML club to get the full years salray of the minimum ML player

  14. frits March 12th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Nick in SF
    March 12th, 2009 at 4:06 pm
    Cody Ransom: too expensive to fail!

    FTW!

  15. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    One of the biggest incentives to getting to the majors is that they get free medical for life for one day on the 25 man roster.

  16. frits March 12th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    greenberet7 – i’ve heard this about the free medical for life…and i find it hard to believe. not saying its untrue, but do you have any backup for it? i’d love to read about it.

  17. Brandon, 'Watching Jorge Vasquez in the WBC & Wade go MVP in the NBA' March 12th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    ‘Igawa is like Stephon Marbury

    Igawa and Cashman need to sit down and negotiate a mutual buyout.’

    I wouldn’t say that. I’d say he’s like Jason Collins, he’s not a cancer he just sucks.

    Yup.

  18. eric in queens March 12th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    I still can’t believe the Yankees are sending emails out to “ticket licensees” trying to sell tickets to see a televangelist when they haven’t even sent invoices to relocate all of their partial season ticket holders. Lame. The Yankees management is atrocious.

  19. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    frits
    March 12th, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    greenberet7 – i’ve heard this about the free medical for life…and i find it hard to believe. not saying its untrue, but do you have any backup for it? i’d love to read about it.

    ————————————————————

    It’s been bargained into the CBA for quite some time. I’ll see if I can locate it. The player joins the union the first day, unless he was a “Scab” during a lockout, like Shane spencer was. He still gets the health benefits, but, no procedes on licensed MLB sales such as baseball cards and jerseys, etc.

  20. Stephen March 12th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    eric in queens:

    If you haven’t read the horror stories on the nyyfans.com message boards, take a look.

    This organization is atrocious. I’ve said it before: the Yankees truly believe we’re lucky to have the privilege of being their fans.

  21. Stateman March 12th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Certainly the Yankees are paying no ransom for Cody.

  22. RS March 12th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    It’s amazing how there’s minor-league players in their late twenties (maybe even early thirties) who have never made it to the big leagues, and are only paid $32,000.

    But then you’ve got kids like Hughes and Kennedy who earn $400,000 without even having to win a big league game.

  23. Uncle Ellsworth March 12th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    GB that’s a major incentive.
    That counts for september call-ups too?

    The “heartless” “greedy” Yankees never get any credit for the high number of players they call up in sept.
    I’m sure the players appreciate it.

  24. Uncle Ellsworth March 12th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    The whole ticket fiasco is another topic.
    I can’t blame them for trying to make a buck but…. it does not sit well

  25. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Here’s some info on player pay.

    http://www.bizofbaseball.com/i.....;Itemid=77

  26. Yankee2123 March 12th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Boy, I’d love to make 400K a year! I’m sure some of these guys got decent signing bonuses to boot.

  27. eric in queens March 12th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Stephen-

    You’re totally right. The NYY Fans Forum has been a great resource. Incredibly depressing though.

    To think the season is only a few weeks away and they haven’t communicated with me in any fashion (except to try and sell preacher tix and $350 seats) is crazy. There are going to be LOADS of empty seats very close to the field. I can’t wait to see how terrible it looks on TV.

    The way they treat people who spend thousands of dollars in their stadium is disgusting.

  28. no.27 March 12th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    The call ups in September are when the rosters are expanded so they wouldn’t be part of the 25 man roster.

    I’ve heard some pretty crazy things about what NFL players get if they reach a certain amount of games played. Anyone know what they get?

  29. Yankee2123 March 12th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Brandon,

    It would make too much sense for Igawa to get bought out, and move on. The Knicks situation with Marbury was a total mess, and they managed to work something out eventually. That just goes to show how pigheaded the players union is.

  30. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Here’s the 2007-2011 MLBPA CBA. Everything, including meal money/tips and assorted allowances is spelled out Index in front tells you what page.

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/11066175/MLBPA-CBA

  31. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    no.27
    March 12th, 2009 at 4:40 pm
    The call ups in September are when the rosters are expanded so they wouldn’t be part of the 25 man roster.

    I’ve heard some pretty crazy things about what NFL players get if they reach a certain amount of games played. Anyone know what they get?

    ————————————————————

    It’s actually the 40 man roster. I mistakenly said 25 man roster.

  32. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    RS
    March 12th, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    It’s amazing how there’s minor-league players in their late twenties (maybe even early thirties) who have never made it to the big leagues, and are only paid $32,000.

    But then you’ve got kids like Hughes and Kennedy who earn $400,000 without even having to win a big league game.

    ————————————————————

    They’re going to have to work during the off season, but, that pay is for 6 months work. Keep in mind that a lot of these guys are still getting bonus checks or were smart enough to invest it in at least, CDs.

  33. G. Love March 12th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Why should Igawa be bought out? Why should he be paid to go away?

    He’s stolen money from the Yankees for the past 3 years.

    I don’t understand why he should be rewarded and allowed to go.

    He’s not causing any problems w/in the organization. He’s not hitting the back page of the papers with his demands.

    He’s not on the 40 man roster taking a spot away from anyone.

    All he’s doing is forcing the Yankees to pay him and pitch him in the minors.

    If his presence was hurting any prospect’s development, the Yankees would surely turn him into a minor league long reliever and let him rot in a pen.

    The guy cost the Yankees serious money in posting fee and salary and he took it and came here and couldn’t perform.

    I don’t know why he should get bought out.

    Some team in the league is eventually going to take him back when they are trying to dump salary on the Yankees in a trade.

    Other than that, you buy him out give him his money and another team signs him and he ends up pitching well for them, it makes Cashman look like a moron.

  34. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    March 12th, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    GB that’s a major incentive.
    That counts for september call-ups too?

    The “heartless” “greedy” Yankees never get any credit for the high number of players they call up in sept.
    I’m sure the players appreciate it.

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, Ellie. the September call-ups are covered. The two links I posted covers all of that. Prior to the 1981 CBA, a player had to have 4 years to get medical coverage like that. There was a test case that involved players prior to that year, but, the judge ruled against the players.

  35. Mike in Sarasota March 12th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Kennedy makes $123,435 on the farm, Hughes $213,218

    Chamberlain $234,000
    Albaladejo $220,000
    Veras $215,842
    Robertson $102,812
    Ransom $66,394
    Coke $65,000
    Cervelli $65,000
    De La Rosa $32,500
    Dunn $32,500
    Garcia $32,500
    Hacker $32,500
    Jackson $32,500

  36. Mike in Sarasota March 12th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Has anyone found the contract terms for Claggett, Giese and Sanchez? I can’t find them anywhere.

  37. GreenBeret7 March 12th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    I’d be interested to know how much income the Yanks get from the minor league franchises, most of which are owned by other people and whether the minor league owners pay any portion of the salaries. A question for CB, SJ, PAT M, or that Randy I guy (Yeah, I’m still waiting for you to turn your back) or somebody with connections.

  38. Maury Brown March 12th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Peter, as a salary arbitration geek, I was glad to see this article. Young talent is how the league is moving these days, foregoing free agency (this news has apparently not made its way to the Yankees, these days).

    For those interested in salary nonsense, I have created a report breaking down all 111 contracts for the players that were involved in salary arbitration this year. Report is broken down by club, with several appendixes listing players by position, Super Twos, players in first time eligibility, Hearing results, and contracts by date:

    http://bizofbaseball.com/index.....Itemid=153

  39. sunny615 March 12th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Can I have a $400,000 salary?? kee-rist

  40. number 2 for prez March 13th, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Igawa is like Stephon Marbury

    Igawa and Cashman need to sit down and negotiate a mutual buyout.

    yea, they should just drive him to the middle of boston and drop him off…..

  41. AD March 13th, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Number 2 for Prez——

    Not Igawa’s Fault the Yankees(Tampa Circle) grossly overpaid for him. It was a poor poor response strategy for the Boston/Dice K deal…

    Believe me I’ve spent alot of time in scranton and I’m not sure 4 million dollars a year could keep me there for 5 years… let alone 5 months…

    Blame Randy and Hank.. not Kei.. even though he stinks… not his fault he got trusted to NY


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