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MLB Yearly Top 10 Payrolls

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Green went to PlayoffsYellow won the W.S.

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Rank1991 TeamTotal Payroll

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1Oakland Athletics$33,632,500

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2Los Angeles Dodgers$33,216,664

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3Boston Red Sox$32,767,500

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4New York Mets$32,590,002

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5Los Angeles Angels$31,782,501

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6San Francisco Giants$30,839,333

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7Kansas City Royals$28,722,662

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8New York Yankees$27,815,835

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9Toronto Blue Jays$27,538,751

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10Chicago Cubs$26,923,120

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Rank1992 TeamTotal Payroll

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1New York Mets$44,352,002

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2Los Angeles Dodgers$43,788,166

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3Toronto Blue Jays$43,663,666

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4Boston Red Sox$42,203,584

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5Oakland Athletics$39,957,834

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6New York Yankees$35,966,834

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7Cincinnati Reds$35,203,999

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8Kansas City Royals$33,643,834

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9Los Angeles Angels$33,529,854

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10San Francisco Giants$33,126,168

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Rank1993 TeamTotal Payroll

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1Toronto Blue Jays$45,747,666

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2Cincinnati Reds$42,851,167

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3New York Yankees$41,305,000

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4Kansas City Royals$40,102,666

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5New York Mets$38,350,167

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6Chicago Cubs$38,303,166

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7Atlanta Braves$38,131,000

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8Los Angeles Dodgers$37,833,000

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9Boston Red Sox$37,108,583

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10Detroit Tigers$36,548,166

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Rank1994 Team / Strike YearTotal Payroll

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1New York Yankees$44,785,334

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2Toronto Blue Jays$41,937,668

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3Atlanta Braves$40,502,167

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4Kansas City Royals$40,481,334

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5San Francisco Giants$40,054,300

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6Detroit Tigers$40,042,501

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7Cincinnati Reds$39,826,333

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8Chicago White Sox$38,413,836

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9Baltimore Orioles$37,669,769

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10Los Angeles Dodgers$37,194,001

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Rank1995 TeamTotal Payroll

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1Toronto Blue Jays$49,791,500

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2New York Yankees$46,657,016

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3Atlanta Braves$45,199,000

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4Baltimore Orioles$40,835,519

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5Chicago White Sox$39,632,834

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6Cincinnati Reds$37,240,667

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7Oakland Athletics$35,961,500

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8Detroit Tigers$35,862,501

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9Cleveland Indians$35,185,500

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10San Francisco Giants$34,931,849

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Rank1996 TeamTotal Payroll

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1New York Yankees$52,189,370

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2Baltimore Orioles$48,726,832

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3Atlanta Braves$47,930,000

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4Cleveland Indians$45,317,914

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5Chicago White Sox$41,940,000

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6Cincinnati Reds$40,719,334

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7Boston Red Sox$39,676,000

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8Seattle Mariners$39,221,501

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9St. Louis Cardinals$38,741,666

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10Texas Rangers$35,862,028

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Rank1997 TeamTotal Payroll

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1New York Yankees$59,148,877

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2Baltimore Orioles$54,871,399

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3Chicago White Sox$54,377,500

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4Cleveland Indians$54,130,232

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5Atlanta Braves$50,488,500

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6Texas Rangers$50,112,268

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7Florida Marlins$47,753,000

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8Cincinnati Reds$46,267,000

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9Toronto Blue Jays$45,894,833

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10St. Louis Cardinals$44,179,167

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Rank1998 TeamTotal Payroll

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1Baltimore Orioles$70,408,134

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2New York Yankees$63,159,898

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3Atlanta Braves$59,536,000

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4Cleveland Indians$59,033,499

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5Texas Rangers$54,704,595

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6St. Louis Cardinals$52,572,500

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7Seattle Mariners$52,032,291

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8Boston Red Sox$51,647,000

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9New York Mets$49,559,665

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10Chicago Cubs$49,383,000

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Rank1999 TeamTotal Payroll

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1New York Yankees$88,130,709

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2Texas Rangers$81,301,598

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3Atlanta Braves$75,065,000

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4Cleveland Indians$73,857,962

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5Boston Red Sox$71,720,000

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6New York Mets$71,331,425

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7Los Angeles Dodgers$70,935,786

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8Baltimore Orioles$70,818,363

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9Arizona Diamondbacks$70,370,999

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10Chicago Cubs$55,368,500

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Rank2000 TeamTotal Payroll

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1New York Yankees$92,938,260

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2Los Angeles Dodgers$90,375,953

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3Baltimore Orioles$83,141,198

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4Atlanta Braves$82,732,500

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5Boston Red Sox$81,210,333

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6New York Mets$79,759,762

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7Arizona Diamondbacks$79,230,333

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8Cleveland Indians$76,508,334

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9Texas Rangers$70,785,000

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10Tampa Bay Rays$64,407,910

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Rank2001 TeamTotal Payroll

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1New York Yankees$112,287,143

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2Boston Red Sox$109,675,833

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3Los Angeles Dodgers$109,105,953

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4New York Mets$93,674,428

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5Cleveland Indians$92,660,001

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6Atlanta Braves$91,936,166

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7Texas Rangers$88,633,500

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8Arizona Diamondbacks$85,247,999

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9St. Louis Cardinals$78,333,333

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10Toronto Blue Jays$76,895,999

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Rank2002 TeamTotal Payroll

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1New York Yankees$125,928,583

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2Boston Red Sox$108,366,060

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3Texas Rangers$105,726,122

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4Arizona Diamondbacks$102,819,999

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5Los Angeles Dodgers$94,850,953

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6New York Mets$94,633,593

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7Atlanta Braves$93,470,367

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8Seattle Mariners$80,282,668

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9Cleveland Indians$78,909,449

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10San Francisco Giants$78,299,835

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Rank2003 TeamTotal Payroll

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1New York Yankees$152,749,814

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2New York Mets$117,176,429

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3Atlanta Braves$106,243,667

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4Los Angeles Dodgers$105,872,620

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5Texas Rangers$103,491,667

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6Boston Red Sox$99,946,500

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7Seattle Mariners$86,959,167

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8St. Louis Cardinals$83,786,666

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9San Francisco Giants$82,852,167

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10Arizona Diamondbacks$80,657,000

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Rank2004 TeamTotal Payroll

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1New York Yankees$184,193,950

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2Boston Red Sox$127,298,500

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3Los Angeles Angels$100,534,667

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4New York Mets$96,660,970

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5Philadelphia Phillies$93,219,167

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6Los Angeles Dodgers$92,902,001

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7Chicago Cubs$90,560,000

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8Atlanta Braves$90,182,500

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9St. Louis Cardinals$83,228,333

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10San Francisco Giants$82,019,166

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Rank2005 TeamTotal Payroll

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1New York Yankees$208,306,817

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2Boston Red Sox$123,505,125

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3New York Mets$101,305,821

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4Philadelphia Phillies$95,522,000

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5St. Louis Cardinals$92,106,833

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6San Francisco Giants$90,199,500

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7Seattle Mariners$87,754,334

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8Los Angeles Angels$87,575,322

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9Chicago Cubs$87,032,933

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10Atlanta Braves$86,457,302

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Rank2006 TeamTotal Payroll

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1New York Yankees$194,663,079

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2Boston Red Sox$120,099,824

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3Los Angeles Angels$103,472,000

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4Chicago White Sox$102,750,667

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5New York Mets$101,084,963

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6Los Angeles Dodgers$98,447,187

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7Chicago Cubs$94,424,499

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8Houston Astros$92,551,503

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9Atlanta Braves$90,156,876

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10San Francisco Giants$90,056,419

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Rank2007 TeamTotal Payroll

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1New York Yankees$189,639,045

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2Boston Red Sox$143,026,214

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3New York Mets$115,231,663

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4Los Angeles Angels$109,251,333

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5Chicago White Sox$108,671,833

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6Los Angeles Dodgers$108,454,524

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7Seattle Mariners$106,460,833

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8Chicago Cubs$99,670,332

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9Detroit Tigers$95,180,369

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10Baltimore Orioles$93,554,808

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Rank2008 TeamTotal Payroll

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1New York Yankees$209,081,577

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2New York Mets$137,793,376

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3Detroit Tigers$137,685,196

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4Boston Red Sox$133,390,035

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5Chicago White Sox$121,189,332

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6Los Angeles Angels$119,216,333

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7Los Angeles Dodgers$118,588,536

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8Chicago Cubs$118,345,833

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9Seattle Mariners$117,666,482

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10Atlanta Braves$102,365,683

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Rank2009 TeamTotal Payroll

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1New York Yankees$201,449,189

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2New York Mets$149,373,987

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3Chicago Cubs$134,809,000

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4Boston Red Sox$121,745,999

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5Detroit Tigers$115,085,145

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6Los Angeles Angels$113,709,000

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7Philadelphia Phillies$113,004,046

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8Houston Astros$102,996,414

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9Los Angeles Dodgers$100,414,592

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10Seattle Mariners$98,904,166

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Rank2010 TeamTotal Payroll

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1New York Yankees$206,333,389

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2Boston Red Sox$162,447,333

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3Chicago Cubs$146,609,000

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4Philadelphia Phillies$141,928,379

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5New York Mets$134,422,942

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6Detroit Tigers$122,864,928

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7Chicago White Sox$105,530,000

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8Los Angeles Angels$104,963,866

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9San Francisco Giants$98,641,333

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10Minnesota Twins$97,559,166

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Rank2011 TeamTotal Payroll

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1New York Yankees$202,689,028

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2Philadelphia Phillies$172,976,379

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3Boston Red Sox$161,762,475

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4Los Angeles Angels$138,543,166

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5Chicago White Sox$127,789,000

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6Chicago Cubs$125,047,329

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7New York Mets$118,847,309

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8San Francisco Giants$118,198,333

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9Minnesota Twins$112,737,000

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10Detroit Tigers$105,700,231

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Source - USAToday