Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Red Sox Will Have Highest 2018 Payroll In All Of MLB

For the first time since at least 1990, the Red Sox will own the highest payroll in all of Major League Baseball. At $223 million, John Henry's minions will pull down more salary than players on 29 other teams. Amazingly, despite their multiple player additions in the off-season, The Bronx Embalmers come in at seventh on the list—the lowest they've been ranked since 1992. Boston's payroll breaks a four-year streak by the Los Angeles Dodgers as the top salaried team. After The Carmine Hose, the San Francisco Giants come in second at $203 million, followed by the Chicago Cubs at $183 million. The Evil Ones will come in at around $167 million—well under the luxury tax threshold for the first time ever. Of course, the highest payroll comes with high expectations.