How Baseball's Rich Fared

Did the highest-paid teams clean up in the final standings? Some did -- and some didn't come close. Here's a table showing the results
  The Salary Standings
NL EAST SALARY STANDING* (Millions of Dollars) FINAL STANDING IN DIVISION
New York Mets $101 4th
Philadelphia Phillies $96 2nd
Atlanta Braves $86 1st--playoff bound
Florida Marlins $60 3rd
Washington Nationals $46 5th and last
   
   
NL CENTRAL  
St. Louis Cardinals $92 1st--playoff bound
Chicago Cugs $82 4th
Houston Astros $77 2nd--wild card berth
Cincinnati Reds $62 5th
Milwaukee Brewers $40 3rd
Pittsburgh Pirates $38 6th and last
   
   
NL WEST  
San Francisco Giants $90 3rd
Los Angeles Dodgers $83 4th
San Diego Padres $63 1st--playoff bound
Arizona Diamondbacks $62 2nd
Colorado Rockies $48 5th and last
   
   
AL EAST  
New York Yankees $208 1st--playoff bound
Boston Red Sox $124 2nd--wild card berth
Baltimore Orioles $74 4th
Toronto Blue Jays $46 3rd
Tampa Bay Devil Rays $30 5th and last
   
   
AL CENTRAL  
Chicao White Sox $75 1st--playoff bound
Detroit Tigers $69 4th
Minnesota Twins $56 3rd
Cleveland Indians $42 2nd
Kansas City Royals $37 5th and last
   
   
AL WEST  
Los Angeles Angels $98 1st--playoff bound
Seattle Mariners $88 4th and last
Texas Rangers $56 3rd
Oakland Athletics $55 2nd

*Salary data from USA Today

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