Rotation Spending By Team

I've compiled 2010 starting rotation spending by team; details can be found in this spreadsheet.  Buyouts (for example, the $2.5MM the Dodgers owe to Jason Schmidt) and players not in 2010 rotations (Kei Igawa) are not included in the figures below.  If a team is paying part of the salary of another club's starter, like in the case of Roy Halladay, that payment is accounted for only on the receiving team.  If you find any errors, please contact us.

  1. Yankees – $63,157,650
  2. Cubs – $50,775,000
  3. Red Sox – $42,263,500
  4. Mets – $38,087,500
  5. White Sox – $36,200,000
  6. Cardinals – $35,925,000
  7. Giants – $33,850,000
  8. Tigers – $32,670,000
  9. Phillies – $31,805,000
  10. Braves  – $31,467,000
  11. Angels – $29,965,000
  12. Royals  – $25,110,000
  13. Reds – $24,700,000
  14. Astros – $23,916,000
  15. Rockies – $23,500,000
  16. Diamondbacks – $22,008,925
  17. Dodgers – $21,679,000
  18. Mariners – $20,550,000
  19. Brewers – $18,565,000 
  20. Indians – $17,115,500
  21. Padres – $15,355,000
  22. Rangers – $14,181,090
  23. Orioles – $13,668,125
  24. Athletics – $13,210,000
  25. Twins – $12,790,000
  26. Nationals – $10,224,000
  27. Pirates – $10,013,500
  28. Marlins – $9,645,000
  29. Rays – $9,473,333
  30. Blue Jays – $4,085,000
  • Approximately $736MM will be spent on the 2010 salaries of the 150 projected members of Opening Day rotations.  That's an average of $4.9MM per pitcher.
  • On average, a team will spend $24.5MM on its rotation in 2010.  The median figure is $22.8MM.
  • The White Sox, Tigers, Royals, Angels, Rockies, and Giants don't have any projected starters earning less than $1MM.
  • The Blue Jays will pay more to Halladay in 2010 than they will pay their entire rotation.
  • Thanks to Cot's Baseball Contracts for the salary data.


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