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High-level summary of Payroll data for the 2004 season. The list is sorted by highest payrolls. For each player listed, League Rank is listed in ().
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2004 Payrolls by Team

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#Team NameLeagueDivisionTeam PayrollWLWPctRanklgRankmlbRankLast Yr PayrollTop Salary
1New York YankeesALEast184,193,95010161.623112152,749,814Alex Rodriguez (2)
2Boston Red SoxALEast127,298,5009864.60522399,946,500Manny Ramirez (1)
3Anaheim AngelsALWest100,534,6679270.56814679,031,667Bartolo Colon (36)
4New York MetsNLEast96,660,9707191.43841222117,176,429Mike Piazza (8)
5Philadelphia PhilliesNLEast93,219,1678676.531281470,780,000Jim Thome (27)
6Los Angeles DodgersNLWest92,902,0019369.574135105,872,620Shawn Green (7)
7Chicago CubsNLCentral90,560,0008973.549361179,868,333Sammy Sosa (9)
8Atlanta BravesNLEast90,182,5009666.593124106,243,667Chipper Jones (14)
9St. Louis CardinalsNLCentral83,228,33310557.64811183,486,666Larry Walker (1)
10San Francisco GiantsNLWest82,019,1669171.562251082,852,167Barry Bonds (5)
11Seattle MarinersALWest81,515,8346399.3894132886,959,167Bret Boone (69)
12Houston AstrosNLCentral75,397,0009270.56824771,040,000Jeff Bagwell (12)
13Arizona DiamondbacksNLWest69,780,75051111.3155163080,640,333Randy Johnson (11)
14Colorado RockiesNLWest65,445,1676894.4204132467,179,667Larry Walker (19)
15Chicago White SoxALCentral65,212,5008379.512271551,010,000Magglio Ordonez (17)
16Oakland AthleticsALWest59,425,6679171.56225950,260,834Jermaine Dye (30)
17San Diego PadresNLWest55,384,8338775.537371347,928,000Brian Giles (55)
18Texas RangersALWest55,050,4178973.5493612103,491,667Chan Ho Park (16)
19Minnesota TwinsALCentral53,585,0009270.56813855,505,000Brad Radke (39)
20Baltimore OriolesALEast51,623,3337884.481391873,877,500David Segui (82)
21Toronto Blue JaysALEast50,017,0006794.4165122551,269,000Carlos Delgado (3)
22Kansas City RoyalsALCentral47,609,00058104.3585142940,518,000Mike Sweeney (33)
23Detroit TigersALCentral46,832,0007290.4444102149,168,000Bobby Higginson (54)
24Cincinnati RedsNLCentral46,615,2507686.4694101959,355,667Ken Griffey (21)
25Florida MarlinsNLEast42,143,0428379.512391649,050,000Mike Lowell (99)
26Montreal ExposNLEast41,197,5006795.4145152751,948,500Jose Vidro (81)
27Cleveland IndiansALCentral34,319,3008082.494381745,584,834Matt Lawton (79)
28Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral32,227,9297289.4475112054,812,429Jason Kendall (60)
29Tampa Bay Devil RaysALEast29,556,6677091.4354112319,630,000Tino Martinez (76)
30Milwaukee BrewersNLCentral27,528,5006794.4166142640,627,000Geoff Jenkins (56)
30 record(s)
Glossary:
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