Yankees DL’d payroll would rank 17th *UPDATED*

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UPDATE @ 5PM: Jeff Passan, a fellow ‘Cuse fan and FOTB, was good enough to email me some updated numbers. No change to the #17 ranking, but some fine-tuning is always welcomed. Thank you, Jeff.


I was goofing around in some prior comments earlier today, so rather than guess, I actually took some time to actually research…

Using estimated projected 2013 Team Salary info via Yahoo! Sports and individual salaries from Cot’s, the Yankees-who-are-expected-to-open-the-season-on-the-DL would rank #17 in MLB in terms of Salary:

Assuming I didn’t miss anyone (and note I did not include any performance bonuses), the Yanks would slot in quite nicely behind the <s>Diamondbacks</s> Orioles and ahead of Atlanta.

And if you simply subtract, for the sake of a simplified math exercise, that $88M from their projected spend of $210M, you are talking a season-opening team salary total of $122M, which would rank #8, just ahead of the Rangers. In other words, no crying in baseball. No crying for the Yanks.


UPDATE: In more salary news, Vernon Wells is heading to the Bronx. Just in case you’re keeping score, Wells’ infamous, and once thought of as immovable contract, has now been moved twice. Maybe because Teix’s DL’d bill is being paid by the WBC…? Otherwise, just awful.


Team, ’13 payroll estimate (in $M)

  1. Dodgers $214
  2. Yankees $211
  3. Phillies $158
  4. Red Sox $154
  5. Angels $148
  6. Tigers $148
  7. Giants $140
  8. Rangers $121
  9. White Sox $118
  10. Blue Jays $115
  11. Cardinals $115
  12. Nationals $115
  13. Cubs $104
  14. Reds $101
  15. Mets $91
  16. Orioles $89
  17. Yankees on DL $88
  18. Braves $88
  19. Diamondbacks $87
  20. Mariners $83
  21. Twins $80
  22. Royals $79
  23. Rockies $78
  24. Indians $77
  25. Brewers $76
  26. Pirates $67
  27. Padres $64
  28. Rays $61
  29. Athletics $60
  30. Marlins $46
  31. Astros $25

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17 thoughts on “Yankees DL’d payroll would rank 17th *UPDATED*

  1. Thanks, Jason. Good to know that they guys who ARE playing are still getting paid more than the entire Rangers team.

    Wow – something to be said for NOT constructing your team around expensive free agents. I noticed that CC alone makes almost as much as the Astros; as does A-Rod. Which doesn't make a lot of sense – since surrounding either of those guys with 25 AAA players would have a hard time beating even the Astros.

    Oh well – fun chart, fun numbers to play with. Thanks again.

  2. Jason, not sure but I think the number for Tex is off by about $5MM +/-. Not that it makes a significant difference.

  3. BTW, off topic but anyone explain to me how a professional team can make a total of 39 errors. I don't care if the Yankees played all Class A players that's a pathetic number.

  4. What about the Mets? They might start with Santana, Wright, Francisco and Murphy on the DL. That should bring their active roster to below $30 million. Times they are a changing here in New York.