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Old 04-07-04, 11:23 PM
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Anyone have MLB Opening Day Payroll Figures for 2004 ?

Yeah, so we all know that the Yankees have a payroll of almost $200 million ($183 million to be exact) and that the Red Sox are a distant second at $125 million.

Then there are the Brewers checking in at $27.5 million, slightly less than the Devil Rays at $29.5 million. Compare those figures to A-Rod's $21.7 million salary.

I got those figures from this article:
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1777832

Now, where can I find the team salaries for all the teams?
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Old 04-07-04, 11:43 PM
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http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/teams/salaries?team=nyy


I think this was last year.
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Old 04-08-04, 02:12 AM
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Thanks wabio.

It looks like those are current year's salaries. But as they note: "Team salaries do not represent full team payroll. Number listed includes current salary for all players currently on the roster."
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I'm not sure of a place that has accurate team payrolls...for example, that ESPN link is inaccurate like you said...as in the Yankees aren't paying all of AROD's salary.

A website with all player contract numbers is:
http://www.bluemanc.demon.co.uk/base...bcontracts.htm

But that probably doesn't help you out too much either.
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I'd like to know how Jose Molina (Angles backup (but now starting) catcher) is making $320,000 while his brother, Bengie (starter, but injured) is only making $1,300 a year - gotta be a typo there

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/teams/salaries?team=ana
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Okay, guys, forget ESPN's very mistake-prone payroll numbers. Bookmark this site instead. It's the best current/future payroll site on the Internet:

Dugout Dollars
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The ESPN salaries seem to be based on what the players made last season.
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Originally posted by fumanstan
The ESPN salaries seem to be based on what the players made last season.
Another issue is that if a player makes $10M for 2004 and is traded in August to another team, the entire $10M salary goes to the receiving team. Plus, the salaries aren't even accurate (bonuses, options, etc.).
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Atlanta is down under 80 mil, despite 12 straight division titles and a national television contract
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Old 04-08-04, 07:16 AM
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Twikoff,

In this year's Baseball Prospectus book, the feature story for the Atlanta Braves was an validation of their money issues.

In a nutshell, here are some of the issues:

Their attendance has dropped dramatically the past few years, from 3.3M in 1999 to 2.4M in 2003, despite a drop in ticket prices over that time. Meanwhile, they've gone from making $18.3M in 1999 to losing roughly $10M last year. The payroll jumped from $73M to $104M in that time. The issue they talk about is that baseball is still basically a white person's game, but the city of Atlanta is seeing all the white people moving farther from the city center and Turner Field. With traffic getting worse, the white folks just aren't going to games any more. Plus, they are victims of their own dominance over the NL East -- winning has become boring. The overall concensus is that the Braves MUST do everything in their power to woo the black fans to the stadium if they have any hope of increasing their attendance. Oh, and the Braves being "America's Team" is a thing of the past. Because of all the games on TV packages or the Internet, TBS's dominance on the baseball marketplace is also a thing of the past. Over the last 10 yrs, the number of people saying the Braves are their favorite team has slipped from 18% to 11%, and this has hurt their advantage in scouting (farm system isn't as good).
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Originally posted by DarkElf
Okay, guys, forget ESPN's very mistake-prone payroll numbers. Bookmark this site instead. It's the best current/future payroll site on the Internet:

Dugout Dollars

As an O's fan, that is so depressing to look at.

2004 Payrolls:
Yankees = $183M
Red Sox = $130M
Orioles = $53M
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Originally posted by DarkElf
Okay, guys, forget ESPN's very mistake-prone payroll numbers. Bookmark this site instead. It's the best current/future payroll site on the Internet:

Dugout Dollars
Thanks for the site. Very informative.
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Cool. Thanks DarkElf. I especially like the summary page:
http://dugoutdollars.blogspot.com/20...s_archive.html
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Originally posted by twikoff
Atlanta is down under 80 mil, despite 12 straight division titles and a national television contract
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The Braves probably get nothing for their TV contract - or at least they don't really show as much as they should since they're owned by TW.
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Originally posted by fumanstan
The ESPN salaries seem to be based on what the players made last season.
Yep. I'm pretty sure Albert Pujols makes a few bucks more than $900K this season.
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