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Baseball Payrolls 2010

For those who wanted the details of the payrolls…here you go.  Bear in mind that the San Diego Padres almost made the playoffs this year.

2010 Opening Day Payroll (with 2009 Details)

Rank Team 2010 Pct + or - 2009 Rank (09)
1 N.Y. Yankees $206,333,389 2.42% $201,449,189 1
2 Boston $162,447,333 33.43% $121,745,999 4
3 Chicago Cubs $146,609,000 8.75% $134,809,000 3
4 Philadelphia $141,928,379 25.60% $113,004,046 7
5 New York Mets $134,422,942 -10.01% $149,373,987 2
6 Detroit $122,864,928 6.76% $115,085,145 5
7 Chicago White Sox $105,530,000 9.85% $96,068,500 12
8 Los Angeles Angels $104,963,866 -7.69% $113,709,000 6
9 San Francisco $98,641,333 19.40% $82,616,450 13
10 Minnesota $97,559,166 49.40% $65,299,266 24
11 Los Angeles Dodgers $95,358,016 -5.04% $100,414,592 9
12 St. Louis $93,540,751 20.53% $77,605,109 17
13 Houston $92,355,500 -10.33% $102,996,414 8
14 Seattle $86,510,000 -12.53% $98,904,166 10
15 Atlanta $84,423,666 -12.72% $96,726,166 11
16 Colorado $84,227,000 12.00% $75,201,000 18
17 Baltimore $81,612,500 21.63% $67,101,666 23
18 Milwaukee $81,108,278 1.15% $80,182,502 16
19 Tampa Bay $71,923,471 13.60% $63,313,034 25
20 Cincinnati $71,761,542 -2.44% $73,558,500 19
21 Kansas City $71,405,210 1.26% $70,519,333 21
22 Toronto $62,234,000 -22.73% $80,538,300 15
23 Washington $61,400,000 1.78% $60,328,000 27
24 Cleveland $61,203,966 -24.98% $81,579,166 14
25 Arizona $60,718,166 -17.41% $73,516,666 20
26 Florida $57,034,719 54.84% $36,834,000 30
27 Texas $55,250,544 -18.96% $68,178,798 22
28 Oakland $51,654,900 -17.10% $62,310,000 26
29 San Diego $37,799,300 -13.57% $43,734,200 29
30 Pittsburgh $34,943,000 -28.24% $48,693,000 28

Totals $2,717,766,875 2.35% $2,655,395,194

Source: USA Today

Deferred payments and incentive clauses are not included. Team payrolls do not include money paid or received in trades or for players who have been released.

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