Dodgers Payroll May Be The First To Exceed $300 Million
With the acquisition of Chase Utley from Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Dodgers now have a 2015 payroll of $295.5 million. Compare that to the relatively paltry Red Sox payroll of $181.8 million. Most estimates project that—with likely performance bonuses already in the pipeline—the Trolley Dodger'sfinal "luxury-tax" payroll will exceed $300 million. That will be the biggest such baseball payroll ever. It couldn't happen to a nicer guy than Magic Johnson.