Maury Brown as the Biz of Baseball has Opening Day payroll totals for all 30 teams. The Yanks lead the pack with an Opening Day payroll of $201 million, a decline of about $8 million from 2008. The Mets ($149 million), Cubs ($134 million), Red Sox ($121 million) and Tigers ($115 million) round out the top five. Overall, Opening Day spending is down by about $43 million this year over last with the Padres’ 40 percent payroll reduction accounting for the bulk of that figure. As always, good stuff from Maury.
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