Baseball is healthy and profitable and growing, and in 2015, the average major leaguer will make about $4.25 million—having nearly doubled in the past decade— according to analysis conducted by the Associated Press.
As free agency begins in earnest, MLB Trade Rumors has put together a chart of each team's current salary obligations and projected arbitration costs for next season. Click through to their site for details and comparisons with last year's figures.
With opening day just days away, it's time to look at the payrolls and salary breakdowns for every MLB team. There are familiar faces near the top and bottom of the list, but a new franchise claims the spending crown for the first time in 15 years.
It's that time of the year. Time to unveil MLB's opening day payrolls, and laugh at the teams spending like drunkards (Yankees, $229 million) and the ones fielding quadruple-A rosters (Astros, $24 million). Let's dive in.