Page Notes  
High-level summary of Payroll data for the 2005 season. The list is sorted by highest payrolls. For each player listed, League Rank is listed in ().
About the Data:Payrolls Data | Salaries Data

Learn more about TBC data and the site in the About TBC section. Also, don't forget to find a way to Support TBC.
Related Data Products:Salary History

The TBC Data Store allows you to purchase the data you see on the site. The store has standard pre-determined data products as well as the ability to work with us to produce custom data extracts based on your requirements.
Get TBC PREMIUM and remove ads, cleaner display, access to research applications, data store discounts and more!
The TBC Newsletter will keep you periodically up-to-date on what is happening at The Baseball Cube.

2005 Payrolls by Team

top csv share Sort PREV | NEXT
#Team NameLeagueDivisionTeam PayrollWLWPctRanklgRankmlbRankLast Yr PayrollTop Salary
1New York YankeesALEast208,306,8179567.586135184,193,950Alex Rodriguez (1)
2Boston Red SoxALEast123,505,1259567.586244127,298,500Manny Ramirez (2)
3New York MetsNLEast101,305,8218379.512461396,660,970Mike Piazza (9)
4Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimALWest97,725,3229567.586123100,534,667Vladimir Guerrero (24)
5Philadelphia PhilliesNLEast95,522,0008874.54324993,219,167Jim Thome (17)
6St. Louis CardinalsNLCentral92,106,83310062.61711183,228,333Larry Walker (21)
7San Francisco GiantsNLWest90,199,5007587.4633122182,019,166Barry Bonds (3)
8Seattle MarinersALWest87,754,3346993.4264122681,515,834Ichiro Suzuki (26)
9Chicago CubsNLCentral87,032,9337983.4884101990,560,000Kerry Wood (47)
10Atlanta BravesNLEast86,457,3029072.55612790,182,500Chipper Jones (10)
11Los Angeles DodgersNLWest83,039,0007191.4384142592,902,001JD Drew (48)
12Houston AstrosNLCentral76,779,0008973.54923875,397,000Jeff Bagwell (7)
13Chicago White SoxALCentral75,178,0009963.61111265,212,500Paul Konerko (60)
14Baltimore OriolesALEast73,914,3337488.4574102251,623,333Sammy Sosa (8)
15Detroit TigersALCentral69,092,0007191.4384112446,832,000Bobby Higginson (59)
16San Diego PadresNLWest63,290,8338280.506171455,384,833Chan Ho Park (1)
17Arizona DiamondbacksNLWest62,329,1667785.4752112069,780,750Javier Vazquez (31)
18Cincinnati RedsNLCentral61,892,5837389.4515132346,615,250Ken Griffey (25)
19Florida MarlinsNLEast60,408,8348379.512351142,143,042Mike Lowell (92)
20Minnesota TwinsALCentral56,186,0008379.512371253,585,000Bret Boone (4)
21Texas RangersALWest55,849,0007983.488391855,050,417Chan Ho Park (14)
22Oakland AthleticsALWest55,425,7628874.543261059,425,667Jason Kendall (38)
23Washington NationalsNLEast48,581,5008181.500591541,197,500Preston Wilson (2)
24Colorado RockiesNLWest48,155,0006795.4145162765,445,167Todd Helton (22)
25Toronto Blue JaysALEast45,719,5008082.494381750,017,000Roy Halladay (40)
26Cleveland IndiansALCentral41,502,5009369.57425634,319,300Kevin Millwood (105)
27Milwaukee BrewersNLCentral39,934,8338181.500381627,528,500Carlos Lee (76)
28Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral38,133,0006795.4146152832,227,929Matt Lawton (84)
29Kansas City RoyalsALCentral36,881,00056106.3465143047,609,000Mike Sweeney (33)
30Tampa Bay Devil RaysALEast29,679,0676795.4145132929,556,667Aubrey Huff (146)
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