Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Baseball Salaries

The free agent market for 2009 didn't seem to be as bloated in salaries as years past. However, the Yankee's did spend some serious cash on free agents. Here is a breakdown of the highest paid players at each position in baseball. This list is a pretty serious indicator that big market towns bring enough cash to pay big time salaries, of the eleven players listed seven are in New York.

C- Jorge Posada, New York Yankees- $13.1 Million
1B- Mark Teixeria, New York Yankees- $20 Million
2B- Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies- $11 Million
SS- Derek Jeter, New York Yankees- $20 Million
3B- Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees- $32 Million
LF- Carlos Lee, Houston Astros- $18.5 Million
CF- Carlos Beltran, New York Mets- $18.5 Million
RF- Magglio Ordonez, Detroit Tigers- $18 Million
SP- Johan Santana, New York Mets- $20 Million
RP- Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees- $15 Million
DH- Gary Sheffield, Detroit Tigers- $14 Million

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