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High-level summary of Payroll data for the 2003 season. The list is sorted by highest payrolls. For each player listed, League Rank is listed in ().
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2003 Payrolls by Team

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#Team NameLeagueDivisionTeam PayrollWLWPctRanklgRankmlbRankLast Yr PayrollTop Salary
1New York YankeesALEast152,749,81410161.623112125,928,583Derek Jeter (8)
2New York MetsNLEast117,176,4296695.4105152794,633,593Mo Vaughn (4)
3Atlanta BravesNLEast106,243,66710161.62311193,470,367Greg Maddux (13)
4Los Angeles DodgersNLWest105,872,6208577.525271594,850,953Kevin Brown (6)
5Texas RangersALWest103,491,6677191.43841022105,726,122Alex Rodriguez (1)
6Boston Red SoxALEast99,946,5009567.586235108,366,060Manny Ramirez (3)
7Seattle MarinersALWest86,959,1679369.57424680,282,668Kazuhiro Sasaki (68)
8St. Louis CardinalsNLCentral83,486,6668577.525381474,660,875Matt Morris (38)
9San Francisco GiantsNLWest82,852,16710061.62112378,299,835Barry Bonds (11)
10Arizona DiamondbacksNLWest80,640,3338478.5193916102,819,999Randy Johnson (11)
11Chicago CubsNLCentral79,868,3338874.54314975,690,833Sammy Sosa (5)
12Anaheim AngelsALWest79,031,6677785.475391961,721,667Kevin Appier (28)
13Baltimore OriolesALEast73,877,5007191.4384112360,493,487David Segui (96)
14Houston AstrosNLCentral71,040,0008775.537251063,448,417Jeff Bagwell (16)
15Philadelphia PhilliesNLEast70,780,0008676.531361357,957,999Jim Thome (33)
16Colorado RockiesNLWest67,179,6677488.4574122156,851,043Larry Walker (19)
17Cincinnati RedsNLCentral59,355,6676993.4265132445,050,390Ken Griffey (41)
18Minnesota TwinsALCentral55,505,0009072.55615840,225,000Brad Radke (57)
19Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral54,812,4297587.4634112042,323,599Jason Kendall (58)
20Montreal ExposNLEast51,948,5008379.5124101838,670,500Vladimir Guerrero (28)
21Toronto Blue JaysALEast51,269,0008676.531361276,864,333Carlos Delgado (2)
22Chicago White SoxALCentral51,010,0008676.531271157,052,833Magglio Ordonez (53)
23Oakland AthleticsALWest50,260,8349666.59312440,004,167Jermaine Dye (27)
24Detroit TigersALCentral49,168,00043119.2655143055,048,000Bobby Higginson (26)
25Florida MarlinsNLEast49,050,0009171.56223741,979,917Ivan Rodriguez (50)
26San Diego PadresNLWest47,928,0006498.3955162841,425,000Trevor Hoffman (47)
27Cleveland IndiansALCentral45,584,8346894.4204122678,909,449Ellis Burks (85)
28Milwaukee BrewersNLCentral40,627,0006894.4206142550,287,833Jeff Hammonds (66)
29Kansas City RoyalsALCentral40,518,0008379.512381747,257,000Carlos Beltran (112)
30Tampa Bay Devil RaysALEast19,630,0006399.3895132934,380,000Rey Ordonez (100)
30 record(s)
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