2013 Major League Baseball: Total payroll for every MLB team as of Opening Day

Musician Lyle Lovett sings the national anthem before a game between the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers on Opening Day at Minute Maid Park. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

Musician Lyle Lovett sings the national anthem before a game between the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers on Opening Day at Minute Maid Park. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

April 1 is no joke to teams all around Major League Baseball. For the first time since the World Series was wrapped up last fall, players on each team will have to actually start earning those multi-million dollar paychecks beginning with Opening Day.

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Let us take a look at how those salaries have shaped up as the fireworks go off on baseball’s 2013 season.

  1. New York Yankees — $228,995,945
  2. Los Angeles 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. Los Angeles 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. New York 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

Who would have guessed? The Yankees continue to spend money like MC Hammer at a race track — Alex Rodriguez may not even play a single game this year and he will be getting paid more than the entire Houston roster.

Magic Johnson is the face of the new ownership group that bought the LA Dodgers, and this franchise has no qualms about spending whatever cash it is going to take to win games. Of course, now they have to actually score the runs and make the pitches to prove that Johnson’s and his group’s dollars have been well spent.

h/t: Deadspin

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