Things that might only interest me: Highest paid players, per team

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6 thoughts on “Things that might only interest me: Highest paid players, per team

  1. Fascinating. I think I'd only count 3 as the best players on their team right now: Miguel Cabrera, Roy Halladay, and Joe Mauer. You could argue for a few more (or maybe even against these three), but if you'd have asked me before looking how many times is the highest paid player on his team the best, I'm sure I'd have said higher than 3.

  2. Very fun chart to read. The poor small market Sox are getting outranked by so many teams.

    One thing though… Isn't Cliff Lee getting paid more than Halladay?

    P.S. Cliff Lee's middle name is Phifer. How interesting.

  3. Very interesting results. It seems to me that these contracts – the really bad ones- are all predicated on very good timing and horrible talent evaluation. This list of bad contracts provides an easy answer as to why a team like the Cubs-who have had many "large market" payrolls over the last few years- are constantly underachieving.