In modern baseball, it's impossible not to consider a player's salary when factoring in how much he contributes to his club's success while it's easy to put numbers next to each other and try to decide which player is better or had a better season, considering what a player is getting paid ends up being part of the comparison. Major league baseball reported gross revenues of close to $10 billion in 2016, per forbes the money is there the money is there the players are the ones earning that money with their incredible talent. Through two forgettable years in a red sox uniform, pablo sandoval cost boston $38 million, but he’s still not among the most overpaid baseball players of 2016 | maddie meyer/getty images in some ways, every major league baseball player is overpaid.
We’ll call it our 2018 all-overpaid team, which will include more than one player being recognized at selected positions 1b: chris davis, baltimore orioles — $21,118,782 in 2013, davis had an mvp caliber season hitting a major league-leading 53 homers with 138 rbis while posting a 286 batting average and 1004 ops.
Get the comprehensive player rosters for every mlb baseball team. Are mlb players overpaid by tim dierkes | february 7, 2018 at 6:20pm cdt mlb players earned more than $4mm on average in 2017, with some players’ salaries exceeding $30mm. While there is no salary cap in baseball, there is a prohibitive luxury tax starting when a payroll hits $189 million to date, no club has paid more than the los angeles dodgers ($436 million) in 2015 — more than half the milwaukee brewers’ payroll in 2017.
Getty images there are 251 players in major league baseball making at least $40 million this season and 98 of them are making at least $10 million many of those players are severely overpaid and on the next few pages we will take a look at the most overpaid in baseball.
Here are the 10 worst contracts in major league baseball 10) homer bailey — fifth year of a six-year, $105 million deal homer bailey was quietly one of the more underrated righties in the game just five years ago. Each mlb team's most overpaid and underpaid player might not be the highest-paid fourth outfielder in baseball (thanks, matt kemp), but he's still a financial drain for a new york yankees.