The aforementioned disconnect in play. There are more salary additions that you didn't measure.
Jedd Gyorko -- plus $4m
Marcell Ozuna -- plus $4.5m (est., arbitration)
Michael Wacha -- plus $3m (est., arbitration)
Kolten Wong -- plus $2.5m
Paul DeJong -- plus $500,000
Dominic Leone -- plus $750,000 (est., arbitration)
Chasen Shreve -- plus $500,000 (est., arbitration)
And, Goldschmidt is making $15.5 million, so plus a million to your math.
That adds up to an additional $16.75 million that you did not factor into your work there. The Cardinals are actually tracking for a bigger payroll this season than this past season -- which makes sense, inflation and all -- and .... pssssst ... they can afford to spend even more. Yeah, they can. No one says otherwise. Even they don't say otherwise.