Monday, January 20, 2014

Whitecaps roster - 2014 salary cap edition


 Name                 
Salary counts
2013 cap hit
2014 cap hit
Signed
Sam Adekugbe
no
51,500.00
51,500.00
Bryce Alderson
no
80,000.00
80,000.00
Caleb Clarke
no
46,500.00
46,500.00
Russell Teibert
no
65,600.00
65,600.00
Omar Salgado
no
136,868.67
136,868.67
Kekuta Manneh
no
84,500.00
84,500.00
Jay DeMerit
yes
375,000.00
325,000.00
Jordan Harvey
yes
112,500.00
112,500.00
Eric Hurtado
yes
81,500.00
81,500.00
Gershon Koffie
yes
176,000.00
176,000.00
Matt Watson
yes
79,251.98
79,251.98
Aminu Abdallah
yes
46,500.00
46,500.00
Johnny Leveron
yes
71,187.50
71,187.50
Darren Mattocks
yes
212,000.00
212,000.00
Carlyle Mitchell
yes
46,500.00
60,000.00
Andy O'Brien
yes
230,012.04
230,012.04
David Ousted
yes
166,156.25
200,000.00
Kenny Miller
yes
387,000.00
195,000.00
Nigel Reo-Coker
yes
237,362.50
387,000.00
Total
2,175,951.52
Unsigned
Creative mid
yes
387,000.00
Starting RB
yes
150,000.00
Back-up RB
yes
60,000.00
Back-up GK
yes
70,000.00
Mehdi Ballouchy
yes
152,006.00
80,000.00
Andre Lewis
yes
80,000.00
Mamadou Diouf
yes
80,000.00
Total
907,000.00
Grand total
3,082,951.52
Christian Dean
no
100,000.00
Marco Carducci
no
35,000.00
Ben Fisk
no
60,000.00
Marco Bustos
no
46,500.00
Kianz Froese
no
46,500.00
Jackson Farmer
no
70,000.00


Here are my estimates for the Whitecaps' salary cap situation, as it stands on January 20. For updates, check out new posts on Two Fat Bastards.
  1. The MLS salary cap for 2014 will be somewhere close to $3.097 million. 
  2. If I haven't heard or thought differently, I have carried 2013 salaries over to 2014. There are some exceptions. I am considering building in a 2-5% raise for everyone. 
  3. The table wouldn't fit further squad info that would explain why players are or aren't on the cap - suffice it to say that I think I'm pretty solid there. GA, homegrown, salary amounts, etc. 
  4. I've guessed at DeMerit's salary based on a few things - it's much higher than other estimates I've seen ($200k, etc). I'd be willing to wager that he hasn't taken much of a pay cut.
  5. Kenny Miller's amount is for a half-season as a DP. That could change quickly - so much depends on whether he'll be heading back to Scotland/Europe in the summer transfer window.
  6. I've generously given our unsigned midfield playmaker a DP salary. Here's hoping we find someone whose skills demand it.
  7. The amounts for the unsigned players are obviously estimates, but I've looked at a lot of salaries in the league for most positions, and I think I'm pretty solid there. We could pay more for a starting right back. If we pay more for a back-up keeper we're foolish.
  8. The Homegrown Generation Adidas situation is not clear at all right now. We have no idea if Teibert remains a homegrown, if players ever transition to normal from homegrown, and so far it's unclear how much salary teams are allowed to allocate to Homegrown GA players above the league minimum before it counts against the cap. Yay MLS. 
  9. I expect we'll see some signed players leave before the March 1 roster deadline - if I was a betting man, I would guess Abdallah won't be here, maybe Hurtado, maybe one CB.

2 comments:

Chris Corrigan said...

Good work Brenton!

hscribner said...

Excellent table and information, Brenton. Had a few additional questions. Would you mind sending me an email at hscribner@gmail.com?

Thanks!

-Herb