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High-level summary of Payroll data for the 2006 season. The list is sorted by highest payrolls. For each player listed, League Rank is listed in ().
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2006 Payrolls by Team

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#Team NameLeagueDivisionTeam PayrollWLWPctRanklgRankmlbRankLast Yr PayrollTop Salary
1New York YankeesALEast194,663,0799765.599111208,306,817Alex Rodriguez (1)
2Boston Red SoxALEast120,099,8248676.5313811123,505,125Manny Ramirez (6)
3Los Angeles AngelsALWest103,472,0008973.54926797,725,322Bartolo Colon (16)
4Chicago White SoxALCentral102,750,6679072.55635675,178,000Jim Thome (14)
5New York MetsNLEast101,084,9639765.599112101,305,821Pedro Martinez (12)
6Los Angeles DodgersNLWest98,447,1878874.54322883,039,000JD Drew (38)
7Chicago CubsNLCentral94,424,4996696.4076162887,032,933Kerry Wood (32)
8Houston AstrosNLCentral92,551,5038280.506261476,779,000Andy Pettitte (8)
9Atlanta BravesNLEast90,156,8767983.488381786,457,302Andruw Jones (21)
10San Francisco GiantsNLWest90,056,4197685.4723102190,199,500Barry Bonds (4)
11St. Louis CardinalsNLCentral88,891,3718378.516151392,106,833Albert Pujols (15)
12Philadelphia PhilliesNLEast88,273,3338577.525241295,522,000Bobby Abreu (17)
13Seattle MarinersALWest87,959,8337884.4814101887,754,334Richie Sexson (22)
14Detroit TigersALCentral82,612,8669567.58623469,092,000Magglio Ordonez (9)
15Baltimore OriolesALEast72,585,5827092.4324122673,914,333Miguel Tejada (36)
16Toronto Blue JaysALEast71,915,0008775.537271045,719,500Roy Halladay (27)
17San Diego PadresNLWest69,896,1418874.54313963,290,833Chan Ho Park (11)
18Texas RangersALWest68,228,6628082.494391655,849,000Phil Nevin (51)
19Minnesota TwinsALCentral63,396,0069666.59312356,186,000Torii Hunter (44)
20Washington NationalsNLEast63,143,0007191.4385142548,581,500Alfonso Soriano (55)
21Oakland AthleticsALWest62,243,0799369.57414555,425,762Jason Kendall (37)
22Cincinnati RedsNLCentral60,909,5198082.494371561,892,583Ken Griffey (52)
23Arizona DiamondbacksNLWest59,684,2267686.4694112362,329,166Luis Gonzalez (45)
24Milwaukee BrewersNLCentral57,568,3337587.4634132439,934,833Ben Sheets (62)
25Cleveland IndiansALCentral56,031,5007884.4814112041,502,500Paul Byrd (111)
26Kansas City RoyalsALCentral47,294,00062100.3835132936,881,000Mike Sweeney (39)
27Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral46,717,7506795.4145152738,133,000Sean Casey (82)
28Colorado RockiesNLWest41,233,0007686.4695122248,155,000Todd Helton (7)
29Tampa Bay Devil RaysALEast35,417,96761101.3775143029,679,067Aubrey Huff (113)
30Florida MarlinsNLEast14,998,5007884.481491960,408,834Dontrelle Willis (167)
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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