Which MLB teams are spending the most money in 2021?
Entering the season, the Los Angeles Dodgers sat atop the payroll list by a significant margin at nearly $195 million. The defending champions are positioned nicely in baseball odds to potentially run it back for a second consecutive year.
The Cleveland Indians have the lowest payroll in the MLB at $23.5 million, partly thanks to their offseason trade of Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco. The Indians set out to shed their payroll costs this past year, and the contracts of Lindor and Carrasco played a significant role in getting that salary off of their books.
Every team in the MLB faced a big drop in team payroll from 2020 to 2021, with an average of close to $31 million due to a decrease in revenue. The league average for total payroll for 2021 is $104,385,000.
Let’s take a look at the payroll numbers of each MLB team headed into 2021 to help you with your online sports betting knowledge. These numbers come from each players’ salary, signing bonus, and incentives listed via the MLB.
|Team||Roster Number||Total Payroll|
|1.||Los Angeles Dodgers||28||$194,839,000|
|2.||New York Yankees||27||$179,040,714|
|3.||New York Mets||26||$166,904,168|
|4.||Los Angeles Angels||27||$162,193,094|
|5.||San Diego Padres||29||$153,220,000|
|7.||Boston Red Sox||26||$147,870,000|
|10.||San Francisco Giants||28||$137,222,777|
|13.||Chicago White Sox||26||$120,454,166|
|14.||St. Louis Cardinals||26||$118,079,166|
|18||Toronto Blue Jays||28||$78,761,904|
|19.||Kansas City Royals||26||$75,945,000|
|27.||Tampa Bay Rays||31||$43,741,666|
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