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Written by Maury Brown   
Friday, 13 March 2009 16:11

MLBAs part of an extensive study into how effective and efficient each of the 30 clubs in MLB have spent player payroll over the last decade, I have culled the end-of-year payroll figures from 1999-2008, and come up with the following.

What is published below is the total amounts each club has spent in total for the decade.

While the large report on efficiency and effectiviity will have an incredible amount of data, here is two small bits of information regarding the table below:

  • The Yankees, the number one ranked club in spending over the last decade has spent over 42 percent more than the number two top spender, the Red Sox.
  • The Yankees have spent over 350 percent more over the same period of time as the Florida Marlins, the lowest ranked club in total player payroll spending over the last decade
Total EOY Payroll (1999-2008)
Club Rank EOY Payroll (10 yrs)
Red Sox 2
Mets 3
Dodgers 4
Braves 5
Cubs 6
Angels 7
Cardinals 8
Mariners 9
Rangers 10
Giants 11
Astros 12
Phillies 13
D-Backs 14
Orioles 15
Tigers 16
White Sox 17
Blue Jays 18
Indians 19
Rockies 20
Padres 21
Reds 22
Athletics 23
Brewers 24
Twins 25
Royals 26
Nats/Expos 27
Pirates 28
Rays 29
Marlins 30

All totals created from figures originally published by The Associated Press. Final payrolls for the 30 major league teams from 1999-2008, according to information received by clubs from the commissioner's office. Figures are for 40-man rosters and include salaries and prorated shares of signing bonuses, earned incentive bonuses, non-cash compensation, buyouts of unexercised options and cash transactions. In some cases, parts of salaries that are deferred are discounted to reflect present-day values.

To see what the Yankees and Red Sox spent each year over the past decade, see the following on MLB Trade Rumors:

The Yankees And a Decade of Decadence

To see end of year salary for each of the 30 clubs over the last seven years, select the following:

End of Year MLB Player Payroll (2002-2008)


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is contributor to Baseball Prospectus, and is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

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