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Mets have close to $80M committed without Jose Reyes

Mets pitcher Johan Santana in the Mets clubhouse

Mets pitcher Johan Santana in the Mets clubhouse at Digital Domain Stadium in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Feb. 17, 2011) Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa

Sandy Alderson reiterated Monday that he still expects to have a 2012 payroll in the $100 million-$110 million range, but does not want it all to be spent before Opening Day. If so, the bulk of that money already is slotted for nine players:

Johan Santana $24M
Jason Bay $18.13M
David Wright $15.25M
Mike Pelfrey $5.5M*
Angel Pagan $4.8M*
R.A. Dickey $4.75M
Ronny Paulino $2M*
D.J. Carrasco $1.2M
Tim Byrdak $1M

Total $76.63M

*Arbitration estimate

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