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April 14, 2014
April 14, 2014

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April 14, 2014

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2014 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
  • After they were banned from the NCAA tournament a season ago, coach Kevin Ollie held the Huskies together by giving them a higher sense of purpose. Then he guided the No. 7 seed to upset after upset—and, with a steely win over Kentucky, to the school's second title in four years

  • The season may have just ended, but it's never too early to start thinking about which teams will be at the top of the polls next fall

PATRICK BEVERLEY
BASEBALL
  • The economic landscape is set for this season: The Dodgers sit atop the payroll heap, the Marlins at the bottom. But in an era of LONG CONTRACT EXTENSIONS (this spring everyone from Indians catcher Yan Gomes to Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera got one) some teams have players signed through 2024. Here's a season-by-season look at each club's salary commitments over the next decade.

  • The seven-year, $215 million extension he signed in January didn't just make Clayton Kershaw the game's HIGHEST-PAID PITCHER—it also made him the ninth player the Dodgers must pay at least through 2017. The Giants and the Reds have L.A. beat on long-term commitments, though: They already have payroll obligations through '21 and '24, respectively.

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Futures Market AL

The economic landscape is set for this season: The Dodgers sit atop the payroll heap, the Marlins at the bottom. But in an era of LONG CONTRACT EXTENSIONS (this spring everyone from Indians catcher Yan Gomes to Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera got one) some teams have players signed through 2024. Here's a season-by-season look at each club's salary commitments over the next decade.

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CENTRAL

Detroit Tigers

2014 $163.1

'15 $98.0 [6 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $93.8 [5 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $89.8 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $74.0 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $64.0 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'20 $36.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

'21 $30.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

'22 $32.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

'23 $32.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

'24 $8.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

Kansas City Royals

2014 $90.5

'15 $44.5 [8 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $21.9 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $16.0 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $2.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

Cleveland Indians

2014 $82.5

'15 $53.2 [9 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $52.9 [8 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $22.2 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $20.6 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $21.5 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'20 $3.5 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

Chicago White Sox

2014 $89.6

'15 $45.6 [8 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $39.8 [5 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $29.5 [3 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $21.4 [3 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $13.0 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

Minnesota Twins

2014 $84.9

'15 $53.4 [6 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $49.3 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $41.5 [3 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $24.7 [3 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

EAST

Tampa Bay Rays

2014 $82.0

'15 $45.8 [10 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $39.0 [7 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $22.1 [5 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $18.8 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $22.0 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'20 $16.8 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'21 $18.5 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

'22 $19.5 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

'23 $5.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

Boston Red Sox

2014 $154.4

'15 $78.2 [7 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $13.2 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $15.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $16.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $15.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

'20 $13.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

'21 $12.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

New York Yankees

2014 $208.8

'15 $159.1 [9 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $155.6 [7 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $102.1 [5 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $71.1 [3 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $47.1 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'20 $44.1 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

'21 $5.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

Baltimore Orioles

2014 $105.1

'15 $32.0 [7 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $29.0 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $29.5 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $17.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

Toronto Blue Jays

2014 $129.4

'15 $95.8 [11 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $26.0 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $22.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $4.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

WEST

Oakland Athletics

2014 $77.2

'15 $38.8 [5 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $11.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $0.75 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

Texas Rangers

2014 $132.5

'15 $108.8 [11 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $89.1 [7 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $83.1 [7 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $57.5 [5 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $54.0 [3 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'20 $54.0 [3 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'21 $14.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

'22 $14.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

Los Angeles Angels

2014 $128.0

'15 $119.5 [11 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $126.0 [7 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $77.2 [3 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $60.2 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $61.2 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'20 $62.2 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'21 $30.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

Seattle Mariners

2014 $89.5

'15 $61.7 [6 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $49.9 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $50.9 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $50.9 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $51.9 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'20 $24.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

'21 $24.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

'22 $24.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

'23 $24.0 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

Houston Astros

2014 $44.9

'15 $15.5 [3 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $11.8 [3 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $4.5 [1 PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT]

PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT

YEARLY PAYROLL GUARANTEES (IN MILLIONS)

2014 SALARY DATA FROM USATODAY.COM; FUTURE SALARY DATA FROM BASEBALL-REFERENCE.COM

DIAGRAMInfographic by NICOLE ZIGMONTPHOTOPhotograph by CHUCK SOLOMON for Sports IllustratedPHOTOTOM DAHLIN FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MAUER)PHOTOBRACE HEMMELGARN/MINNESOTA TWINS/GETTY IMAGES (LONGORIA)PHOTOKEITH BIRMINGHAM/SAN GABRIEL TRIBUNE/ZUMAPRESS.COM (CANO)SIXTEEN PHOTOSTHREE HUNDRED EIGHT ILLUSTRATIONS

Low-payroll Minnesota has one big nut to carry: catcher-turned-first baseman Joe Mauer is owed $23 million each year through 2018.

$31 MILLION

Average annual value of the eight-year extension signed last month by Miguel Cabrera, the highest AAV in the game.

114

NUMBER OF PLAYERS WITH GUARANTEED SALARIES OF AT LEAST $10 MILLION THIS SEASON, UP FROM 101 IN 2013.

$3.4 BILLION

Aggregate major league Opening Day payroll.

2024

The latest year any major leaguer is currently guaranteed to be paid: Miguel Cabrera and Joey Votto will receive checks through the '24 season.

$4 MILLION

AVERAGE BIG LEAGUE SALARY THIS SEASON—AN 8% INCREASE OVER THE 2013 OPENING DAY AVERAGE.

Ray for life: In 2012, Evan Longoria signed an extension that will have Tampa Bay paying him through 2023.

$24 MILLION

Amount Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano will earn this season, the AL's highest salary in 2014.