In recent weeks, we have gone through the future payroll obligations of every American League team. These contract commitments were locked in before the terms “coronavirus” and “covid” were permanently embedded in the general public’s lexicon. You can find every individual team’s player-by-player breakdown at this link.
We’ll soon begin marching through the N.L. sides and then undertake some further examination of the overall numbers. First, let’s pause to put the A.L. numbers in context. The chart below orders the American League teams by total post-2020 salary obligations.
(Click here to view the chart at full size.)