Futures Market NL

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.
April 14, 2014

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CENTRAL

St. Louis Cardinals

2014 $108.0

'15 $87.8 [8 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $78.8 [7 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $65.2 [6 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $36.0 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $14.5 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'20 $2.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

Cincinnati Reds

2014 $112.4

'15 $80.0 [13 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $65.0 [6 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $56.0 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $46.0 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $48.0 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'20 $30.0 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'21 $25.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'22 $25.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'23 $25.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'24 $7.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 $77.8

'15 $23.0 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $28.5 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $20.3 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $8.5 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $10.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'20 $2.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

Milwaukee Brewers

2014 $102.7

'15 $51.5 [7 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $44.5 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $31.5 [3 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $19.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $18.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'20 $16.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'21 $4.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

Chicago Cubs

2014 $74.5

'15 $27.4 [6 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $27.7 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $19.0 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $21.0 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $26.0 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

EAST

Washington Nationals

2014 $134.4

'15 $83.2 [9 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $47.8 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $35.5 [3 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $14.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $18.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'20 $2.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

Atlanta Braves

2014 $97.9

'15 $71.2 [8 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $47.8 [5 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $64.2 [5 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $41.0 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $45.0 [3 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'20 $38.0 [3 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'21 $22.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

New York Mets

2014 $84.3

'15 $54.0 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $45.0 [3 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $35.5 [3 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $20.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $15.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'20 $12.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

Philadelphia Phillies

2014 $179.5

'15 $113.0 [8 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $68.5 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $33.0 [3 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $22.5 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

Miami Marlins

2014 $41.8

'15 $14.1 [3 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $8.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

WEST

Los Angeles Dodgers

2014 $241.1

'15 $167.6 [13 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $159.5 [10 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $160.5 [9 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $121.5 [7 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $53.5 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'20 $33.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

San Francisco Giants

2014 $148.2

'15 $125.1 [12 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $84.5 [6 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $71.4 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $48.9 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $21.4 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'20 $21.4 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'21 $21.4 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

San Diego Padres

2014 $89.9

'15 $28.3 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $14.3 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $1.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

Arizona Diamondbacks

2014 $111.8

'15 $78.0 [10 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $49.7 [8 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $22.9 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $11.1 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $2.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

Colorado Rockies

2014 $99.6

'15 $50.0 [6 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'16 $44.0 [4 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'17 $40.0 [2 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'18 $20.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'19 $20.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'20 $14.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

'21 $4.0 [1 PLAYERS UNDER CONTRACT]

PLAYER UNDER CONTRACT

YEARLY PAYROLL GUARANTEES (IN MILLIONS)

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

Total amount guaranteed to active major leaguers for future seasons as of Monday:

2015 $2.1 BILLION

2016 $1.6 BILLION

2017 $1.3 BILLION

2018 $868.5 MILLION

2019 $630.2 MILLION

2020 $413.0 MILLION

2021 $209.9 MILLION

2022 $114.5 MILLION

2023 $86.0 MILLION

12 PLAYERS to receive contract extensions of six years or more since Jan. 1—including Pittsburgh's Starling Marte.

5 PLAYERS who received extensions of 6-plus years in all of 2013.

$30.7 MILLION

Average annual value of the extension signed by Clayton Kershaw, the highest AAV in the NL.

13

PLAYERS ON THE MARLINS' OPENING DAY PAYROLL MAKING LESS THAN $1 MILLION. ONLY THE ASTROS (19) HAVE MORE.

15 TEAMS with payrolls of $100 million or more this season, the most ever.

13 SEASONS

Longest current contract term in the majors: Brewers slugger Ryan Braun is guaranteed $150 million from 2008 through '20.

$28 MILLION

Amount Dodgers righthander Zack Greinke will earn this season, the game's highest salary in 2014.

1998

THE LAST YEAR THAT A TEAM OTHER THAN THE YANKEES HAD THE HIGHEST PAYROLL IN THE GAME: THE DODGERS ARE TOPS THIS SEASON AT $241.1 MILLION.

DIAGRAMInfographic by NICOLE ZIGMONT PHOTOPhotograph by ROBERT BECK Sports Illustrated PHOTOFRED VUICH FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MARTE) PHOTOROB LEITER/MLB PHOTOS/GETTY IMAGES (BRAUN) PHOTOROBERT BECK/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (GREINKE) FIFTEEN PHOTOS THREE ILLUSTRATIONS

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
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Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)