Wednesday, March 26, 2014

'We're Number Four!' (In MLB Team Salaries)

Your Carmine Hose check in with the fourth highest payroll in Major League Baseball at $163 million—a tiger's breath ahead of fifth-place Detroit at $162 million. Topping the list this year is the payroll of the Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles—coming in at $235 million dollars. And that's after they jettisoned Nick Punto! For the first time in 15 years, The Evil Ones have been knocked off the top spot—doling out a paltry $204 million and finishing second. And this is after their half-billion dollar Winter shopping spree! The pathetic Phillies were just ahead of Boston in third place with $180 million. Interestingly, the top salaried player on the Red Sox is—wait for it—Mr. Jake Peavy at $16.157 million. Who knew?