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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 ().
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2005 Payrolls by Team

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#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 (23)
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 (2)
8Seattle MarinersALWest87,754,3346993.4264122681,515,834Ichiro Suzuki (23)
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 AstrosNLCentral76,779,0008973.54923875,397,000Roger Clemens (6)
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 PadresNLWest63,290,8338280.506171455,384,833Phil Nevin (45)
17Arizona DiamondbacksNLWest62,329,1667785.4752112069,780,750Javier Vazquez (31)
18Cincinnati RedsNLCentral61,892,5837389.4515132346,615,250Ken Griffey (23)
19Florida MarlinsNLEast60,408,8348379.512351142,143,042Mike Lowell (86)
20Minnesota TwinsALCentral56,186,0008379.512371253,585,000Brad Radke (50)
21Texas RangersALWest55,849,0007983.488391855,050,417Chan Ho Park (14)
22Oakland AthleticsALWest55,425,7628874.543261059,425,667Jason Kendall (38)
23Washington NationalsNLEast48,581,5008181.500591541,197,500Livan Hernandez (70)
24Colorado RockiesNLWest48,155,0006795.4145162765,445,167Todd Helton (22)
25Toronto Blue JaysALEast45,719,5008082.494381750,017,000Roy Halladay (39)
26Cleveland IndiansALCentral41,502,5009369.57425634,319,300Kevin Millwood (104)
27Milwaukee BrewersNLCentral39,934,8338181.500381627,528,500Carlos Lee (70)
28Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral38,133,0006795.4146152832,227,929Matt Lawton (84)
29Kansas City RoyalsALCentral36,881,00056106.3465143047,609,000Mike Sweeney (31)
30Tampa Bay Devil RaysALEast29,679,0676795.4145132929,556,667Aubrey Huff (146)
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