Red Sox third on 2011 payroll list

USA Today published its list of team payrolls today. Their database has plenty of ways to look at the results.

Here is the team-by-team list:

1. Yankees $202,689,028
2. Phillies $172,976,379
3. Red Sox $161,762,475
4. Angels $138,543,166
5. White Sox $127,789,000
6. Cubs $125,047,329
7. Mets $118,847,309
8. Giants $118,198,333
9. Twins $112,737,000
10. Tigers $105,700,231
11. Cardinals $105,433,572
12.Dodgers $104,189,999
13. Rangers $92,299,264
14. Rockies $88,148,07
15. Braves $87,002,692
16. Mariners $86,524,600
17. Brewers $85,497,333
18. Orioles $85,304,038
19. Reds $75,947,134
20. Astros $70,694,000
21. Athletics $66,536,500
22. Nationals $63,856,928
23. Blue Jays $62,567,800
24. Marlins $56,944,000
25. Diamondbacks $53,639,833
26. Indians $49,190,566
27. Padres $45,869,140
28. Pirates $45,047,400
29. Rays $41,053,571
30. Royals $36,126,000

(The USA Today list is based on Opening Day rosters and the disabled lists. Deferred payments and incentive clauses are not included. Team payrolls do not include money paid or received in trades or for players who have been released. This is different than the payrolls used to measure the Competitive Balance Tax, which take into account the 40-man roster and player benefits.)

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Top 20 players
1. Alex Rodriguez (Yankees) $32,000,000, 2. Vernon Wells (Angels) $26,187,500, 3. CC Sabathia (Yankees) $24,285,714, 4. Mark Teixeira (Yankees) $23,125,000, 5. Joe Mauer (Twins) $23,000,000, 6. Johan Santana (Mets) $21,644,707, 7. Todd Helton (Rockies) $20,275,000, 8. Miguel Cabrera (Tigers) $20,000,000, 8. Roy Halladay (Phillies), $20,000,000, 8. Ryan Howard (Phillies) $20,000,000, 11. Carlos Beltran (Mets) $19,325,436, 12. Carlos Lee (Astros) $19,000,000, 12. Alfonso Soriano (Cubs) $19,000,000, 14. Carlos Zambrano (Cubs) $18,875,000. 15. Torii Hunter (Angels) $18,500,000, 15. Barry Zito (Giants), $18,500,000, 17. Jason Bay (Mets) $18,125,000, 18. Ichiro Suzuki (Mariners) $18,000,000, 19. Josh Beckett (Red Sox), $17,000,000, 20. A.J. Burnett (Yankees) $16,500,000.

Notes: Carl Crawford has a $14,857,142 salary this season but USA Today did not count his $6 million signing bonus. … When you look on this list, you realize why Albert Pujols is playing hardball with the Cardinals. … The Cubs and Mets are quite adept at throwing money away. … Crazy that A-Rod, Sabathia and Teixeira are making more ($79,410,714) than 12 entire teams.

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