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MLB Payroll 2000 – 2019

Can you buy a World Series?  Check out the MLB Payroll dating back from 1984 to find out.

A team with a top-5 payroll won the World Series from 1992 until Arizona won the World Series in 2001.

Since 1990 the Florida Marlins are the only team to win the World Series and not have a payroll ranked 16 or better.  The Marlins were ranked 25th in the league in 2003.

Bold and Italics=World Series Champion
*Made Playoffs

2019 MLB Payroll

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2018 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. Boston Red Sox*$235,650,000
2. San Francisco Giants$208,510,000
3. Los Angeles Dodgers*$186,140,000
4. Chicago Cubs*$183,460,000
5. Washington Nationals$181,590,000
6. Los Angeles Angels$175,100,000
7. New York Yankees*$168,540,000
8. Seattle Mariners$162,480,000
9. Toronto Blue Jays$162,316,000
10. St. Louis Cardinals$161,010,000
11. Houston Astros*$160,040,000
12. New York Mets$154,610,000
13. Texas Rangers$144,000,000
14. Baltimore Orioles$143,090,000
15. Colorado Rockies*$141,340,000
16. Cleveland Indians*$134,350,000
17. Arizona Diamondbacks$132,500,000
18. Minnesota Twins$131,910,000
19. Detroit Tigers$129,920,000
20. Kansas City Royals$129,920,000
21. Atlanta Braves*$120,540,000
22. Cincinnati Reds$101,190,000
23. Miami Marlins$98,640,000
24. Philadelphia Phillies$96,850,000
25. San Diego Padres$96,130,000
26. Milwaukee Brewers*$90,240,000
27. Pittsburgh Pirates$87,880,000
28. Tampa Bay Rays$78,730,000
29. Chicago White Sox$72,180,000
30. Oakland Athletics*$68,530,000

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2017 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. Los Angeles Dodgers*$242,065,828
2. New York Yankees*$201,539,699
3. Boston Red Sox*$199,805,178
4. Detroit Tigers$199,750,600
5. Toronto Blue Jays$177,795,368
6. Texas Rangers$175,909,063
7. San Francisco Giants$172,354,611
8. Chicago Cubs*$172,189,880
9. Washington Nationals*$167,846,918
10. Baltimore Orioles$163,676,616
11. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim$160,375,333
12. New York Mets$155,187,460
13. Seattle Mariners$154,800,918
14. St. Louis Cardinals$152,452,933
15. Kansas City Royals$140,925,250
16. Colorado Rockies*$130,963,571
17. Cleveland Indians*$124,861,165
18. Houston Astros*$124,343,900
19. Atlanta Braves$112,437,541
20. Miami Marlins$111,881,100
21. Philadelphia Phillies$111,378,000
22. Minnesota Twins*$108,077,500
23. Pittsburgh Pirates$100,575,946
24. Chicago White Sox$99,119,770
25. Cincinnati Reds$93,768,785
26. Arizona Diamondbacks*$93,257,600
27. Oakland Athletics$81,738,333
28. San Diego Padres$71,624,400
29. Tampa Bay Rays$69,962,532
30. Milwaukee Brewers$63,061,300

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2016 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. Los Angeles Dodgers*$253,639,162
2. New York Yankees$227,854,349
3. Boston Red Sox*$199,864,178
4. Detroit Tigers$199,525,500
5. San Francisco Giants*$171,464,943
6. Chicago Cubs*$167,444,167
7. Los Angeles Angels$166,831,190
8. Texas Rangers*$161,246,720
9. St. Louis Cardinals$149,186,000
10. Baltimore Orioles*$147,943,713
11. Washington Nationals*$146,686,385
12. Seattle Mariners$144,996,858
13. Toronto Blue Jays*$140,582,027
14. Kansas City Royals$137,606,125
15. New York Mets*$130,612,115
16. Chicago White Sox$115,998,667
17. Colorado Rockies$113,242,571
18. Minnesota Twins$104,591,200
19. Philadelphia Phillies$103,346,668
20. San Diego Padres$100,547,000
21. Pittsburgh Pirates$99,960,499
22. Arizona Diamondbacks$98,657,436
23. Cleveland Indians*$98,006,899
24. Houston Astros$96,643,000
25. Cincinnati Reds$93,171,452
26. Oakland Athletics$85,823,390
27. Atlanta Braves$84,821,541
28. Miami Marlins$70,464,500
29. Tampa Bay Rays$64,120,323
30. Milwaukee Brewers$62,964,319

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2015 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. L.A. Dodgers*$272,789,040
2. N.Y. Yankees*$219,282,196
3. Boston$187,407,202
4. Detroit$173,813,750
5. San Francisco$172,672,111
6. Washington$164,920,505
7. L.A. Angels$150,933,083
8. Texas*$142,140,873
9. Philadelphia$135,827,500
10. Toronto*$122,506,600
11. St. Louis*$120,869,458
12. Seattle$119,798,060
13. Chicago Cubs*$119,006,885
14. Cincinnati$117,197,072
15. Chicago White Sox$115,238,678
16. Kansas City*$113,618,650
17. Baltimore$110,146,097
18. Minnesota$108,945,000
19. Milwaukee$105,002,536
20. Colorado$102,006,130
21. N.Y. Mets*$101,409,244
22. San Diego$100,675,896
23. Atlanta$97,578,565
24. Arizona$91,518,833
25. Pittsburgh*$88,278,500
26. Cleveland$86,091,175
27. Oakland$86,086,667
28. Tampa Bay$76,061,707
29. Houston*$70,910,100
30. Miami$68,479,000

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2014 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. L.A. Dodgers*$235,295,219
2. N.Y. Yankees$203,812,506
3. Philadelphia$180,052,723
4. Boston$162,817,411
5. Detroit*$162,228,527
6. L.A. Angels*$155,692,000
7. San Francisco*$154,185,878
8. Texas$136,036,172
9. Washington*$134,704,437
10. Toronto$132,628,700
11. Arizona$112,688,666
12. Cincinnati$112,390,772
13. St. Louis*$111,020,360
14. Atlanta$110,897,341
15. Baltimore*$107,406,623
16. Milwaukee$103,844,806
17. Colorado$95,832,071
18. Seattle$92,081,943
19. Kansas City*$92,034,345
20. Chicago White Sox$91,159,254
21. San Diego$90,094,196
22. N.Y. Mets$89,051,758
23. Chicago$89,007,857
24. Minnesota$85,776,500
25. Oakland*$83,401,400
26. Cleveland$82,534,800
27. Pittsburgh*$78,111,667
28. Tampa Bay$77,062,891
29. Miami$47,565,400
30. Houston$44,544,174

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2013 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees$228,995,945
2. L.A. Dodgers*$216,302,909
3. Philadelphia$159,578,214
4. Boston*$158,967,286
5. Detroit*$149,046,844
6. San Francisco$142,180,333
7. L.A. Angels$142,165,250
8. Texas$127,197,575
9. Chicago White Sox$124,065,277
10. Toronto$118,244,039
11. St. Louis*$116,702,085
12. Washington$112,431,770
13. Cincinnati*$110,565,728
14. Chicago Cubs$104,150,726
15. Baltimore$91,793,333
16. Milwaukee$91,003,366
17. Arizona$90,158,500
18. Atlanta*$89,288,193
19. N.Y. Mets$88,877,033
20. Seattle$84,295,952
21. Cleveland*$82,517,300
22. Kansas City$80,491,725
23. Minnesota$75,562,500
24. Colorado$75,449,071
25. San Diego$71,689,900
26. Oakland*$68,577,000
27. Pittsburgh*$66,289,524
28. Tampa Bay*$57,030,272
29. Miami$39,621,900
30. Houston$24,328,538

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2012 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees*$200,203,004
2. Philadelphia $173,953,939
3. Boston $173,186,619
4. L.A. Angels $154,940,524
5. Detroit* $132,276,000
6. Texas* $120,510,975
7. San Francisco* $117,936,667
8. Miami$112,078,000
9. St. Louis* $110,297,862
10. Milwaukee $98,049,444
11. Chicago White Sox $97,919,500
12. L.A. Dodgers $94,663,576
13. Minnesota $94,085,000
14. N.Y. Mets $93,357,465
15. Chicago Cubs $88,197,033
16. Atlanta* $82,409,942
17. Cincinnati* $82,203,568
18. Seattle$81,978,100
19. Washington* $81,561,145
20. Baltimore* $80,804,000
21. Colorado $78,069,571
22. Toronto $75,489,200
23. Arizona$74,284,833
24. Cleveland $71,430,300
25. Tampa Bay $65,008,071
26. Pittsburgh $63,432,000
27. Kansas City $62,621,725
28. Houston $60,651,000
29. San Diego $55,871,900
30. Oakland* $52,872,500

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2011 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees* $201,689,030
2. Philadelphia* $172,976,381
3. Boston$161,407,476
4. L.A. Angels $138,998,524
5. Chicago White Sox $129,285,539
6. Chicago Cubs $125,480,664
7. N.Y. Mets $120,147,310
8. San Francisco $118,216,333
9. Minnesota $112,737,000
10. Detroit* $105,705,232
11. St. Louis* $105,433,572
12. L.A. Dodgers $103,788,990
13. Texas* $92,299,265
14. Colorado $87,998,071
15. Atlanta $87,003,192
16. Seattle $86,424,600
17. Milwaukee* $85,497,333
18. Baltimore $85,304,038
19. Cincinnati $76,181,365
20. Houston $70,694,000
21. Oakland $66,536,500
22. Washington $63,681,929
23. Toronto $62,517,800
24. Florida $56,944,000
25. Arizona* $53,639,833
26. Cleveland $49,188,867
27. Pittsburgh $46,047,000
28. San Diego $45,869,140
29. Tampa Bay* $41,932,171
30. Kansas City $36,126,400

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2010 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees* $206,333,389
2. Boston $162,747,333
3. Chicago Cubs $146,859,000
4. Philadelphia* $141,927,381
5. N.Y. Mets $132,701,445
6. Detroit $122,864,929
7. Chicago White Sox $108,273,197
8. L.A. Angels $105,013,667
9. Seattle $98,376,667
10. San Francisco* $97,828,833
11. Minnesota* $97,559,167
12. L.A. Dodgers $94,945,517
13. St. Louis $93,540,753
14. Houston $92,355,500
15. Atlanta* $84,423,667
16. Colorado $84,227,000
17. Baltimore $81,612,500
18. Milwaukee $81,108,279
19. Cincinnati* $72,386,544
20. Kansas City $72,267,710
21. Tampa Bay* $71,923,471
22. Toronto $62,689,357
23. Washington$61,425,000
24. Cleveland $61,203,967
25. Arizona $60,718,167
26. Florida $55,641,500
27. Texas* $55,250,545
28. Oakland $51,654,900
29. San Diego $37,799,300
30. Pittsburgh $34,943,000

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2009 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees* $201,449,289
2. N.Y. Mets $135,773,988
3. Chicago Cubs $135,050,000
4. Boston* $122,696,000
5. Detroit $115,085,145
6. L.A. Angels* $113,709,000
7. Philadelphia* $113,004,048
8. Houston $102,996,415
9. L.A. Dodgers* $100,458,101
10. Seattle $98,904,167
11. Atlanta $96,726,167
12. Chicago White Sox $96,068,500
13. St. Louis* $88,528,411
14. San Francisco $82,161,450
15. Cleveland $81,625,567
16. Toronto $80,993,657
17. Milwaukee $80,257,502
18. Colorado* $75,201,000
19. Arizona $73,571,667
20. Cincinnati $70,968,500
21. Kansas City $70,908,333
22. Texas $68,646,023
23. Baltimore $67,101,667
24. Minnesota* $65,299,267
25. Tampa Bay $63,313,035
26. Oakland $62,310,000
27. Washington $59,328,000
28. Pittsburgh $48,743,000
29. San Diego $42,796,700
30. Florida $36,814,000

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2008 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees$209,081,579
2. Detroit$138,685,197
3. N.Y. Mets $138,293,378
4. Boston*$133,440,037
5. Chicago White Sox*$121,152,667
6. L.A. Angels*$119,216,333
7. Chicago Cubs*$118,595,833
8. L.A. Dodgers*$118,536,038
9. Seattle$117,993,982
10. Atlanta$102,424,018
11. St. Louis$100,624,450
12. Toronto$98,641,957
13. Philadelphia*$98,269,881
14. Houston$88,930,415
15. Milwaukee*$81,004,167
16. Cleveland$78,970,067
17. San Francisco$76,904,500
18. Cincinnati$74,277,695
19. San Diego$73,677,617
20. Colorado$68,655,500
21. Texas$68,239,551
22. Baltimore$67,196,248
23. Arizona$66,202,713
24. Minnesota$62,182,767
25. Kansas City$58,245,500
26. Washington$54,961,000
27. Pittsburgh$49,365,283
28. Oakland$47,967,126
29. Tampa Bay*$43,820,598
30. Florida$21,836,500

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2007 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees*$189,639,045
2. Boston*$143,026,214
3. N.Y. Mets $115,231,663
4. L.A. Angels*$109,251,333
5. Chicago White Sox $108,671,833
6. L.A. Dodgers $108,454,524
7. Seattle $106,460,833
8. Chicago Cubs*$99,670,332
9. Detroit $95,180,369
10. Baltimore  $93,554,808
11. St. Louis $90,286,823
12. San Francisco $90,219,056
13. Philadelphia*$89,428,213
14. Houston  $87,759,000
15. Atlanta $87,290,833
16. Toronto $81,942,800
17. Oakland $79,366,940
18. Minnesota $71,439,500
19. Milwaukee $70,986,500
20. Cincinnati $68,904,980
21. Texas $68,318,675
22. Kansas City $67,116,500
23. Cleveland*$61,673,267
24. San Diego $58,110,567
25. Colorado*$54,424,000
26. Arizona*$52,067,546
27. Pittsburgh $38,537,833
28. Washington $37,347,500
29. Florida $30,507,000
30. Tampa Bay $24,123,500

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2006 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees*$194,663,079 
2. Boston              $120,099,824
3. L.A. Angels         $103,472,000 
4. Chicago White Sox          $102,750,667
5. N.Y. Mets*      $101,084, 963
6. L.A. Dodgers*           $98,447,187
7. Chicago Cubs         $94,424,499
8. Houston        $92,551,503
9. Atlanta    $90,156,876
10. San Francisco            $90,056,419 
11. St. Louis*             $88,891,371
12. Philadelphia         $88,273,333
13. Seattle              $87,959,833
14. Detroit*              $82,612,866 
15. Baltimore               $72,585,582 
16. Toronto            $71,915,000
17. San Diego*            $69,896,141
18. Texas              $68,228,662
19. Minnesota*              $63,396,006
20. Washington           $63,143,000
21. Oakland*            $62,243,079
22. Cincinnati           $60,909,519
23. Arizona              $59,684,226 
24. Milwaukee            $57,568,333
25. Cleveland            $56,031,500
26. Kansas City           $47,294,000
27. Pittsburgh          $46,717,750
28. Colorado           $41,233,000 
29. Tampa Bay            $35,417,967
30. Florida              $14,998,500

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2005 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees*$205,938,439
2. Boston*  $121,311,945
3. N.Y. Mets $104,770,139
4. Philadelphia  $95,337,908
5. L.A. Angels* $95,017,822
6. St. Louis* $93,319,842
7. San Francisco $89,487,842
8. Chicago Cubs $87,210,933
9. Seattle$85,883,333
10. Atlanta* $85,148,582
11. L.A. Dodgers $81,029,500
12. Houston* $76,779,022
13. Chicago White Sox* $75,228,000
14. Baltimore $74,570,539
15. Detroit $68,998,183
16. Arizona $63,015,834
17. San Diego* $62,888,192
18. Florida $60,375,961
19. Cincinnati  $59,658,275
20. Minnesota $56,615,000
21. Oakland $55,869,262
22. Texas $55,307,258
23. Washington $48,581,500
24. Colorado $47,789,000
25. Toronto $45,336,500
26. Cleveland $41,830,400
27. Milwaukee $40,234,833
28. Pittsburgh $38,138,000
29. Kansas City $36,881,000
30. Tampa Bay $29,893,567

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2004 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees*$182,835,513
2. Boston*$125,208,542
3. Anaheim*$101,084,667
4. N.Y. Mets$100,629,303
5. Philadelphia$93,219,167
6. Chicago Cubs$91,101,667
7. Los Angeles*$89,694,342
8. Atlanta*$88,507,788
9. San Francisco$82,019,167
10. Seattle$81,543,833
11. St. Louis*$75,633,517
12. Houston*$74,666,303
13. Arizona$70,204,984
14. Chicago White Sox$65,212,500
15. Colorado$64,590,403
16. Oakland$59,825,167
17. Texas$54,825,973
18. San Diego$54,639,503
19. Minnesota*$53,585,000
20. Baltimore$51,212,653
21. Toronto$50,017,000
22. Kansas City$47,609,000
23. Detroit$46,353,554
24. Montreal$43,197,500
25. Cincinnati$43,067,858
26. Florida$42,118,042
27. Cleveland$34,569,300
28. Pittsburgh$32,227,929
29. Tampa Bay$29,506,667
30. Milwaukee$27,518,500

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2003 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees*$152,749,814
2. N.Y. Mets $117,176,429
3. Atlanta* $106,243,667
4. Los Angeles$105,872,620
5. Texas$103,491,667
6. Boston* $99,946,500
7. Seattle$86,959,167
8. St Louis$83,486,666
9. San Francisco* $82,852,167
10. Arizona$80,640,333
11. Chicago Cubs* $79,868,333
12. Anaheim $79,031,667
13. Baltimore$73,877,500
14. Houston$71,040,000
15. Philadelphia$70,780,000
16. Colorado$67,179,667
17. Cincinnati$59,355,667
18. Minnesota*$55,505,000
19. Pittsburg$54,812,429
20. Montreal $51,948,500
21. Toronto$51,269,000
22. Chicago White Sox$51,010,000
23. Oakland*$50,260,834
24. Detroit$49,168,000
25. Florida*$49,050,000
26. Cleveland$48,584,834
27.San Diego$47,928,000
28. Milwaukee$40,627,000
29. Kansas City$40,518,000
30. Tampa Bay$19,630,000

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2002 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees*$125,928,583
2. Boston  $108,366,060
3. Texas  $105,302,1244
4. Arizona*  $102,820,000
5. L.A. Dodgers $94,850,952
6. N.Y. Mets $94,633,593
7. Atlanta*$93,470,367
8. Seattle$80,282,668
9. Cleveland  $78,909,448
10. San Francisco*$78,299,8354
11. Toronto  $76,864,333
12. Chicago Cubs $75,690,833
13. St. Louis*$74,098,267
14. Houston $63,448,417
15. Anaheim*$61,721,667
16. Baltimore $60,493,487
17. Philadelphia  $57,955,000
18. Chicago White Sox $57,052,833
19. Colorado  $56,851,043
20. Detroit  $55,048,000
21. Milwaukee  $50,287,833
22. Kansas City$47,257,000
23. Cincinnati  $45,050,390
24. Pittsburgh$42,323,598
25. Florida  $41,979,917
26. San Diego$41,425,000
27. Minnesota*  $40,225,000
28. Oakland*$39,679,746
29. Montreal  $38,670,500
30. Tampa Bay$34,380,000

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2001 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees*$109,791,893
2. Boston $109,558,908
3. Los Angeles $108,980,952
4. N.Y. Mets $93,174,428
5. Cleveland*$91,974,979
6. Atlanta*$91,851,687
7. Texas $88,504,421
8. Arizona* $81,206,513
9. St. Louis*$77,270,855
10. Toronto $75,798,500
11. Seattle*  $75,652,500
12. Baltimore $72,426,328
13. Colorado $71,068,000
14. Chicago Cubs $64,015,833
15. San Francisco $63,332,667
16. Chicago White Sox $62,363,000
17. Houston*$60,382,667
18. Tampa Bay $54,951,602
19. Pittsburgh $52,698,3
20. Detroit $49,831,167
21. Anaheim $46,568,180
22. Cincinnati $45,227,882
23. Milwaukee $43,089,333
24. Philadelphia $41,664,167
25. San Diego $38,333,117
26. Kansas City $35,643,000
27. Florida $35,504,167
28. Montreal $34,774,500
29. Oakland*$33,810,750
30. Minnesota $24,350,000

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2000 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees* $92,538,260
2. Los Angeles$88,124,286
3. Atlanta*$84,537,836
4. Baltimore $81,447,435
5. Arizona $81,027,833
6. N.Y. Mets*$79,509,776
7. Boston $77,940,333
8. Cleveland $75,880,871
9. Texas $70,795,921
10. Tampa Bay $62,765,129
11. St. Louis*$61,453,863
12. Colorado $61,111,190
13. Chicago Cubs $60,539,333
14. Seattle*$58,915,000
15. Detroit $58,265,167
16. San Diego $54,821,000
17. San Francisco*$53,737,826
18. Anaheim $51,464,167
19. Houston  $51,289,111
20. Philadelphia $47,308,000
21. Cincinnati $46,867,200
22. Toronto $46,238,333
23. Milwaukee $36,505,333
24. Montreal $34,807,833
25. Oakland*$31,971,333
26. Chicago White Sox*$31,133,500
27. Pittsburgh $28,928,333
28. Kansas City $23,433,000
29. Florida $20,072,000
30. Minnesota $16,519,500

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1984-1999

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