Found October 14, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Many Orioles fans believe the team doesn’t want to spend money to improve. That is incorrect. The Orioles began the season ranked 16th of the 30 major league teams with a payroll of $89 million. That was an increase of nine percent over 2012’s payroll and during the season the team added substantial salaries. By the time the season ended the Orioles’ payroll was north of $103 million according to Baseballreference.com. The Orioles added Scott Feldman ($6.75 million) halfway through the season Bud Norris ($3 million) with two months left and Michael Morse ($6.75 million) with a month to go. They also traded for Francisco Rodriguez right after the All-Star break. K-Rod signed a minor league deal with Milwaukee in April and his salary wasn’t disclosed though it was probably in the $3-4 million range. The Orioles payroll was larger than Atlanta’s ($96.7 million) and about the same as Cincinnati’s ($104.8 million). Baltimore is the fifth smallest market in the major leagues. Only Sa...
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