Apr 20, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; General view of the baseball hat and glove of Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) (not pictured) during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Where Do The Colorado Rockies Stack Up In Payroll & Salaries?


With Opening Day just around the corner, it’s time to look at where the Colorado Rockies rank up in payroll and salary throughout the league. Deadspin did a nice piece this morning, rounding up every teams salary and payroll; including players from top to bottom on the roster. The Colorado Rockies are currently 17th in the league sitting at a payroll of $95,832,071 to begin the 2014 season. This comes to a surprise as Colorado hasn’t been much of a spending team the past couple of years. They usually hovered around the 22-27 ranking in the past few seasons. Here is the complete list via TablePress.

Team
Salary
1. Los Angeles Dodgers$235,295,219
2. New York Yankees$203,812,506
3. Philadelphia Phillies$180,052,723
4. Boston Red Sox$162,817,411
5. Detroit Tigers$162,228,527
6. Los Angles Angels$155,692,000
7. San Francisco Giants$154,185,878
8. Texas Rangers$136,036,172
9. Washington Nationals$134,704,437
10. Toronto Blue Jays$132,628,700
11. Arizona Diamondbacks$112,688,666
12. Cincinnati Reds$112,390,722
13. St. Louis Cardinals$111,020,360
14. Atlanta Braves$110,897,341
15. Baltimore Orioles$107,406,623
16. Milwaukee Brewers$103,844,806
17. Colorado Rockies$95,832,071
18. Seattle Mariners$92,081,943
19. Kansas City Royals$92,034,345
20. Chicago White Sox$91,159,254
21. San Diego Padres$90,094,196
22. New York Mets$89,051,758
23. Chicago Cubs$89,007,857
24. Minnesota Twins$85,776,500
25. Oakland Athletics$83,401,400
26. Cleveland Indians$82,534,800
27. Pittsburgh Pirates$78,111,667
28. Tampa Bay Rays$77,062,891
29. Miami Marlins$47,565,400
30. Houston Astros$44,544,174

As for the Colorado Rockies as a whole, it’s no surprise that all-star shortstop and gold glover Troy Tulowitzki is the highest paid player earning $16,000,000 this season. Once more, here is the complete list of Colorado’s player salaries.

Player
Salary
Troy Tulowitzki$16,000,000
Michael Cuddyer$11,500,000
Jorge De La Rosa$11,000,000
Carlos Gonzalez$10,928,571
Brett Anderson$8,000,000
Justin Morneau$5,000,000
Jhoulys Chacin$4,850,000
Boone Logan$4,750,000
Matt Belisle$4,250,000
Drew Stubbs$4,100,000
LaTroy Hawkins$2,250,000
Wilton Lopez$2,200,000
Juan Nicasio$2,025,000
Franklin Morales$1,712,500
Mike McKenry$750,000
Rex Brothers$502,000
Tyler Chatwood$502,000
Jordan Lyles$502,000
Adam Ottavino$502,000
Jordan Pacheco$502,000
Wilin Rosario$502,000
Brandon Barnes$501,000
Charlie Blackmon$501,000
DJ LeMahieu$501,000
Josh Rutledge$501,000
Nolan Arenado$500,000
Chad Bettis$500,000
Charlie Culberson$500,000
Corey Dickerson$500,000
Thomas Kahnle$500,000
Ryan Wheeler$500,000

After today’s Spring Training game against the San Francisco Giants, Colorado has just two games remaining before opening up the regular season on the road as they will take on the Miami Marlins on March 31st.

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