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jmcclain19
04-11-2006, 02:39 AM
Courtesy of The Hardball Times

http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/a-look-inside-the-2006-open-day-payrolls/


The following chart shows total Opening Day player payroll figures for 2005 and 2006 (based on USA Today figures, which may differ from other sources):

http://www.hardballtimes.com/images/uploads/totalteampayroll.gif
Blue = 2006
Purple = 2005



Here are the numbers associated with the chart above:

Club 2006 2005

New York Yankees $194,663,079 $208,306,817
Boston Red Sox $120,099,824 $123,505,125
Los Angeles Angels $103,472,000 $97,725,322
Chicago White Sox $102,750,667 $75,178,000
New York Mets $101,084,963 $101,305,821
Los Angeles Dodgers $98,447,187 $83,039,000
Chicago Cubs $94,424,499 $87,032,933
Houston Astros $92,551,503 $76,779,000
Atlanta Braves $90,156,876 $86,457,302
San Francisco Giants $90,056,419 $90,199,500
St. Louis Cardinals $88,891,371 $92,106,833
Philadelphia Phillies $88,273,333 $95,522,000
Seattle Mariners $87,959,833 $87,754,334
Detroit Tigers $82,612,866 $69,092,000
Baltimore Orioles $72,585,582 $73,914,333
Toronto Blue Jays $71,915,000 $45,719,500
San Diego Padres $69,896,141 $63,290,833
Texas Rangers $68,228,662 $55,849,000
Minnesota Twins $63,396,006 $56,186,000
Washington Nationals $63,143,000 $48,581,500
Oakland Athletics $62,243,079 $56,186,000
Cincinnati Reds $60,909,519 $61,892,583
Arizona Diamondbacks $59,684,226 $62,329,166
Milwaukee Brewers $57,568,333 $39,934,833
Cleveland Indians $56,031,500 $41,502,500
Kansas City Royals $47,294,000 $29,679,067
Pittsburgh Pirates $46,717,750 $38,133,000
Colorado Rockies $41,233,000 $48,155,000
Tampa Bay Devil Rays $35,417,967 $29,679,067
Florida Marlins $14,998,500 $60,408,834

Looks like the Reds are $983,064 short of their 2005 payroll number

vaticanplum
04-11-2006, 02:43 AM
I know where Toronto's extra money came from, but what about the White Sox's? Konerko, some of it...where else? The Arizona deal was a straight-up trade, wasn't it? Either I'm blanking or I wasn't keeping up well. That's a pretty huge jump, a third of their 2005 payroll.

top6
04-11-2006, 02:51 AM
I know where Toronto's extra money came from, but what about the White Sox's? Konerko, some of it...where else? The Arizona deal was a straight-up trade, wasn't it? Either I'm blanking or I wasn't keeping up well. That's a pretty huge jump, a third of their 2005 payroll.Thome. Plus they signed Contreras to a long term deal. But I agree with you - I live in Chicago and saw their payroll in the paper the other day and was stunned. It didn't seem like they did that much during the off season.

vaticanplum
04-11-2006, 02:58 AM
Thome.

Ok yeah, I blanked. It's late. But still...a third, I agree, I would not have thought their payroll had jumped that much. Wow.

reds44
04-11-2006, 03:25 AM
Ok yeah, I blanked. It's late. But still...a third, I agree, I would not have thought their payroll had jumped that much. Wow.
Vazquez added to that also.

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 04:09 AM
That 983,064 could sign a nice veteran BP guy ;)

TC81190
04-11-2006, 09:34 AM
That 983,064 could sign a nice veteran BP guy ;)

In reality, I would like that to go towards the draft.

RedsBaron
04-11-2006, 01:30 PM
That 983,064 could sign a nice veteran BP guy ;)
Why not spend it on a veteran middle infielder? You evidently can never have too many of those.;)

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 04:18 PM
In reality, I would like that to go towards the draft.
You mean YOUTH? whoa now...lets not go all crazy :devil:

registerthis
04-12-2006, 11:25 AM
I'm glad the Reds got that new stadium so that their payroll can finally go up. I got so tired of them being in the bottom third of the league in payroll back when they were in Riverfront. What a difference a new stadium makes!