The USA Today released the opening day payrolls for all major league baseball clubs today. The Cincinnati Reds’ payroll of $75,947,134 sits comfortably at 19th (out of 32), one spot up from 20th last year.
As John Fay notes, the Reds have set a club record this year.
The Reds’ overall payroll is $75.9 million, the most in club history. The previous high was $74.1 million in 2008.
The Reds place in their own division is also in the bottom half at 4th. The Chicago Cubs are first with $125,047,329, while the Pittsburgh Pirates are last with $45,047,000.
The NL Central table is below.
|2||St. Louis Cardinals||$105,433,572||$3,904,947|