Since free agency starts in 5 days, there is no better time to look at the upcoming financial obligations that the Cardinals currently have. The salary matrix below shows everything on the books from the 2017 season through all existing contracts.
I’ll be updating this throughout the off-season, as players are signed and added to the 40-man roster.
There are some guys without 2017 salaries; those were guys added to the 40-man roster or called up for the first time. They received the pro-rated MLB minimum for their time on the active roster.
Buyouts for options are shown as guaranteed below in yellow; I’ll be adding the option details in the next few days. Expiring contracts are shown in 2018 as red. Financial obligations from other teams are marked in green; again, details will be added about where they come from. Like I said, this will be changing over the coming months.