Opening day is fast approaching so instead of rehashing all of the Texas Rangers’ crippling injuries, let’s take a look at payroll.
Our Texas Rangers have come a long way in recent years. Both in terms of success and in money spent. Texas clocks in at #8 in MLB slotted to spend $136,036,172 in 2014. They are second in payroll in the AL West sitting behind the Los Angeles Angels who rank #6 overall with a figure of $155,692,000.
As Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky reported yesterday, here, there is a new top dog in MLB Payroll. The Los Angeles Dodgers are the new payroll kings, bumping the New York Yankees down to #2 for the first time since 1998.
AL West Payroll
#6 Los Angeles Angels $155,692,000
#8 Texas Rangers $136,036,172
#18 Seattle Mariners $92,081,943
#25 Oakland A’s $83,401,400
As you know Oakland is the 2 time defending Division Champs and has done so keeping one of the lowest payrolls in the league. The Rangers have been increasing their spending steadily over the years and expects to start leveling off in total spending.
Top 3 Earners on the Rangers in 2014
- Prince Fielder $24M
- Adrian Beltre $17M
- Shin-soo Choo $14M
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