Mets payroll now at about $62 million

So what is the Mets' 2014 payroll now that Chris Young appears coming on board at $7.25 million? Let's do the math ...

Existing contracts:

David Wright $20M

Chris Young $7.25M

Jonathon Niese $5M

Subtotal: $32.5M

Arbitration-eligible player estimates (via Pace Law and MLBTradeRumors.com):

Daniel Murphy $5.1M

Ike Davis $3.825M

Bobby Parnell $3.725M

Dillon Gee $3.55M

Eric Young Jr. $1.9M

Lucas Duda $1.8M

Scott Atchison $1.3M

Ruben Tejada $1M

Justin Turner $800K

Subtotal: $23M

To round out the roster, you need to add 13 players, at least at the $500,000 major league minimum, for an additional $6.5 million.

So the rough calculation at this point is the Mets currently have a payroll of $62 million.

Sandy Alderson said this week the Mets should have no lower than an $87 million payroll, so look for about $25 million or so more in spending.

Of course, Davis and Murphy very well could get traded, which means as much as $9 million could be freed to spend elsewhere, less the contracts the Mets got back in any such trade.