Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 3/29/13
Here's something for the New York Yankees to chew on while they make an attempt to slim their payroll below the luxury tax threshold.  Alex Rodriguez's $29 million salary is more than the entire Houston Astros payroll combined — over eight MLB minimum wage contracts more. And the injured Yankees slugger won't even be playing a game before the All-Star break — if at all. A-Rod's bloated salary tops the major leagues for the 13th consecutive season, according to a study of major league contracts by The Associated Press while the Yankees' — with all their talk about austerity — $228 million opening day payroll is tops in the major leagues for the 15th straight year. With both teams ready to set opening day rosters Sunday, the Yankees' payroll is almost 10 times the size of the Astros — who have shrink their spending to about $25 million. Carlos Pena is their top earner at $7.25 million. "When we get on the baseball field with whomever the opponent is, they are not sitting ...
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