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April 14, 2014
April 14, 2014

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April 14, 2014

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THE MAIL
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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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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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 ZIGMONTPHOTOPhotograph by ROBERT BECK Sports IllustratedPHOTOFRED VUICH FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MARTE)PHOTOROB LEITER/MLB PHOTOS/GETTY IMAGES (BRAUN)PHOTOROBERT BECK/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (GREINKE)FIFTEEN PHOTOSTHREE ILLUSTRATIONS