MLB Releases Final Payrolls; Padres at $62.8M


This handy chart was just released by the commish's office. Apart from telling us what we already know (that the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Angels, et al are spending like Charlie Sheen at an open bar), it demonstrates that this year's payroll sat just shy of $63 million. A certain amount of that has come off the books with Hudson and Bartlett being shown the door, but it remains that we're just a few Marquis-level one-year signings away from reaching the front office's promise of the payroll "starting with a 7".