Originally posted on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 4/1/13
It is always interesting to check out the MLB’s team payrolls at the beginning of the season to get a landscape of who is working with what.  By no means is it a perfect predictor of what will shake out at the end of the year, but traditionally money does buy wins (ignore this, Billy B).  A few surprises right off the bat: - How are the Angels not on the top of the list with their lineup? Well done by front office management with nifty contract work. - The Cubs are slowly but surely trimming the fat with Theo in charge, look for them to start spending next year. - The Yankees could be in for a little house cleaning if they can’t stay healthy. - The Dodgers have a “little” bit of pressure on them this year Payrolls for the 30 major league teams, based on rosters as of 3 p.m. EDT on March 28. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from management and player sources and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses for players on the 25-man active roster, disabled lists and restricted list. In some cases, parts of salaries deferred without interest are discounted to reflect present-day values. Adjustments includes cash transactions in trades, signing bonuses that are responsibility of club that agreed to contract, option buyouts and termination pay for released players. Team Act. Payroll Adjustments Tot. Payroll N.Y. Yankees $232,058,561 -$3,062,616 $228,995,945 Los Angeles Dodgers 221,867,195 -5,564,286 216,302,909 Philadelphia 170,353,189 -10,774,975 159,578,214 Boston 152,028,000 6,939,286 158,967,286 Detroit 146,989,500 2,057,344 149,046,844 San Francisco 140,180,333 2,000,000 142,180,333 Los Angeles Angels 128,165,250 14,000,000 142,165,250 Texas 114,322,600 12,874,975 127,197,575 Chicago White Sox 120,065,277 4,000,000 124,065,277 Toronto 118,527,800 -283,761 118,244,039 St. Louis 116,202,085 500,000 116,702,085 Washington 114,194,270 -1,762,500 112,431,770 Cincinnati 111,254,462 -688,734 110,565,728 Chicago Cubs 103,550,726 600,000 104,150,726 Baltimore 90,293,333 1,500,000 91,793,333 Milwaukee 88,753,366 2,250,000 91,003,366 Arizona 90,650,500 -492,000 90,158,500 Atlanta 89,496,526 -208,333 89,288,193 New York Mets 71,943,054 16,933,979 88,877,033 Seattle 74,705,043 9,590,909 84,295,952 Cleveland 76,267,300 6,250,000 82,517,300 Kansas City 80,741,725 -250,000 80,491,725 Minnesota 75,312,500 250,000 75,562,500 Colorado 74,899,071 550,000 75,449,071 San Diego 68,189,900 3,500,000 71,689,900 Oakland 63,994,500 4,582,500 68,577,000 Pittsburgh 80,055,000 -13,765,476 66,289,524 Tampa Bay 55,955,272 1,075,000 57,030,272 Miami 32,121,900 7,500,000 39,621,900 Houston 18,707,800 5,620,738 24,328,538 Copyright 2013 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.   [Eye on Baseball] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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