Yankees: Salary Tidbits

December 24, 2008 |

They currently have the four highest contracts by total value in the game:

Alex Rodriguez, $275,000,000

Derek Jeter, $189,000,000

Mark Teixeira, $180,000,000

CC Sabathia, $161,000,000

 

They Yankees awarded the single biggest annual salary in history for one year when they gave Roger Clemens a $28,000,022 deal in 2007. (He only collected around $18 million of that since he did not play until partially into the season.) A-Rod has the second biggest annual salary at $27,500,000.

 

At $23,000,000 annually CC Sabathia is the highest paid pitcher in the game.

 

At $15,000,000 annually Mariano Rivera is the highest paid relief pitcher in the game.

 

At $17,142,857 annually Jason Giambi was the highest paid DH in history.

 

At $13,100,000 annually Jorge Posada is the highest paid catcher in the game.

 

At $22,500,000 annually Mark Teixeira is the highest paid first baseman in the game.

 

At $7,500,000 annually Robinson Cano is the third highest paid second baseman, but he has not hit free agency yet.

 

At $18,900,000 annually Derek Jeter is the highest paid shortstop in the game.

 

At $27,500,000 annually A Rod is the highest paid third baseman in the game.

 

At $13,000,000 annually Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui are tied for 12th amongst outfielders.

 

Starting in 2003 the Yankees have spent $1.138 billion in team payroll.

 

In 2008 Forbes Magazine estimated the value of the Orioles to be $398 million; the Yankees were at $1.3 billion.

 

In 2008 the Yankees offered only a 1 year deal to Joe Torre for $5 million with a vesting option. They went cheap on their manager and missed the playoffs for the first time since 1994.

 

I used multiple sources for the salary figures. Feel free to add more…

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