Dodgers opening day payroll top in MLB

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Phoenix– The 2017 Dodgers start their campaign this afternoon, with an opening day roster payroll over $227 million.

For the second straight year the Los Angeles Dodgers have the top payroll in the MLB even though it is slightly lower than the previous season. (via Eric Stephen)

Obviously you cannot buy wins, but the team is the reigning NL West champions with a chip on their shoulder after being eliminated in the NLCS by the Chicago Cubs.

It is also to be noted the Dodgers opening day starter Clayton Kershaw will be paid $33 million this year, juxtaposed to the Padres opening day payroll of only $28 million. (viaBill Shaikin)

Here are the top five player salaries for opening day 2017:

Clayton Kershaw $33 million

Adrian Gonzalez $21.5million

Justin Turner $16 Million

Rich Hill $14 million

Brandon McCarthy $10 million

Lucas Sperduti 


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