Mets Rank 16th Highest In 2013 MLB Payroll Commitments

An article by posted on September 5, 2012

Here are each MLB Team’s 2013 Payroll Commitments as compiled from Cot’s Contracts.

Beginning with the team with the largest commitment they are:

  • Dodgers, $193.8 MM
  • Phillies, $133.1 MM
  • Yankees, $119.1 MM
  • Cardinals, $92.8 MM
  • Angels, $92.3 MM
  • Tigers, $90.2 MM
  • Rangers, $84.4 MM
  • White Sox, $83.3 MM
  • Giants, $81.0 MM
  • Reds, $74.1 MM
  • Twins, $68.3 MM
  • Marlins, $67.5 MM
  • Blue Jays, $61.3 MM
  • Nationals, $58.6 MM
  • Diamondbacks, $55.0 MM
  • Mets, $54.5 MM
  • Orioles, $53.2 MM
  • Brewers, $52.4 MM
  • Rockies, $46.5 MM
  • Red Sox, $45.6 MM
  • Cubs, $41.8 MM
  • Mariners, $40.5 MM
  • Royals, $34.9 MM
  • Pirates, $27.9 MM
  • Padres, $26.0 MM
  • Athletics, $23.0 MM
  • Rays, $18.6 MM
  • Braves, $15.2 MM
  • Indians, $11 MM
  • Astros, $5.5 MM

Like the Mets, many of the teams with high payroll commitments in 2013, are for as few as 3-4 players so their position in not unlike the Mets who are in the middle of the pack.

In this light, the Mets can no longer play the “woe is me” card or the “no flexibility” excuse moving forward. At least that’s my opinion.

The Mets are in no better or worse shape than the average MLB team and they play in a much larger market than most teams with higher obligations.

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