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High-level summary of Payroll data for the 2000 season. The list is sorted by highest payrolls. For each player listed, League Rank is listed in ().
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2000 Payrolls by Team

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#Team NameLeagueDivisionTeam PayrollWLWPctRanklgRankmlbRankLast Yr PayrollTop Salary
1New York YankeesALEast92,938,2608774.54015988,130,709Bernie Williams (4)
2Los Angeles DodgersNLWest90,725,9538676.531251071,135,786Kevin Brown (1)
3Baltimore OriolesALEast83,141,1987488.4574112170,818,363Albert Belle (3)
4Atlanta BravesNLEast82,732,5009567.58612275,065,000Greg Maddux (10)
5Boston Red SoxALEast81,210,3338577.525261171,720,000Pedro Martinez (8)
6New York MetsNLEast79,759,7629468.58024571,331,425Mike Piazza (6)
7Arizona DiamondbacksNLWest77,880,3338577.525371270,370,999Randy Johnson (2)
8Cleveland IndiansALCentral76,508,3349072.55624873,853,962Jim Thome (24)
9Texas RangersALWest70,785,0007191.4384122481,301,598Rafael Palmeiro (20)
10Tampa Bay Devil RaysALEast64,407,9106992.4295132537,812,500Greg Vaughn (40)
11Colorado RockiesNLWest64,130,8578280.506481554,392,504Larry Walker (5)
12St. Louis CardinalsNLCentral63,993,0239567.58613446,248,195Mark McGwire (18)
13Chicago CubsNLCentral62,129,3336597.4016163055,368,500Sammy Sosa (11)
14Detroit TigersALCentral61,740,1677983.488391834,959,666Juan Gonzalez (31)
15Seattle MarinersALWest59,215,0009171.56223744,371,336Aaron Sele (31)
16Anaheim AngelsALWest55,766,6678280.506381649,893,166Mo Vaughn (9)
17San Diego PadresNLWest54,971,0007686.4695102045,932,179Trevor Hoffman (51)
18San Francisco GiantsNLWest53,541,0009765.59911146,059,557Barry Bonds (12)
19Houston AstrosNLCentral52,356,6677290.4444122355,289,000Craig Biggio (48)
20Philadelphia PhilliesNLEast46,947,6676597.4015152930,516,500Andy Ashby (78)
21Toronto Blue JaysALEast46,363,3328379.512371448,165,333Raul Mondesi (13)
22Cincinnati RedsNLCentral44,217,5008577.525261342,142,761Ken Griffey (19)
23Milwaukee BrewersNLCentral35,782,8337389.4513112242,927,395Marquis Grissom (108)
24Montreal ExposNLEast33,527,6666795.4144142816,363,000Hideki Irabu (145)
25Oakland AthleticsALWest32,121,8339170.56512624,150,333Kevin Appier (86)
26Chicago White SoxALCentral31,159,0009567.58611324,550,000Frank Thomas (39)
27Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral29,561,6676993.4265132624,217,666Kevin Young (84)
28Kansas City RoyalsALCentral23,132,5007785.4754101916,527,000Johnny Damon (147)
29Florida MarlinsNLEast19,870,0007982.491391715,150,000Alex Fernandez (41)
30Minnesota TwinsALCentral15,654,5006993.4265142716,355,000Brad Radke (173)
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Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. League Abbreviation or name of league Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season