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Marlins Opening Day Payroll: $46 million


  The Marlins will open the season with payroll commitments of $46 million, which includes salaries for two players, Brett Carroll and Brian Sanches, who are on the disabled list. The top wager earner is starting pitcher Nate Robertson, but the Detroit Tigers are picking up all but $400,000 of his $10 million salary this season.

  The Opening Day payroll figure represents an increase over last year's figure of $36,834,000 and comes after Major League Baseball and players' union ordered the Marlins to start forking over more dough to its players.

Marlins Salary Commitments

Hanley Ramirez  7,000,000
Ronny Paulino 1,100,000
Wes Helms  950,000
Josh Johnson 3,750,000
Ricky Nolasco 3,800,000
Cody Ross 4,450,000
Dan Uggla 7,800,000
Jorge Cantu 6,000,000
Leo Nunez 2,000,000
Anibal Sanchez 1,250,000
Renyel Pinto 1,075,000
John Baker 415,000
Cameron Maybin 400,000
Gaby Sanchez 400,000
Chris Coghlan 475,000
Dan Meyer 415,000
Brian Sanches (DL) 412,500
Burke Badenhop 400,000
Emilio Bonifacio 420,000
Chris Volstad 420,000
Nate Robertson 400,000 ***
Brian Barden 415,000
Clay Hensley 425,000
Mike Lamb 500,000
Jose Veras 550,000
Brett Carroll (DL) 403,000
Tim Wood 400,000
Total   $46,025,000

**** Robertson will make $10 million, of which Tigers are paying $9.6 million.

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TONY

IT'S HARD TO COMPETE WITH THE YANKEES, RED SOX OR METS SINCE THEIR PAYROLLS ARE ALL AROUND $200,000,000.00 PER YEAR. THOSE TEAMS SHOULD BE WINNING THE WORLD SERIES EVERY YEAR. TALK ABOUT BUYING A CHAMPIONSHIP!

bobbyd12

Wow, why would Detroit pay 9.6 Million Dollars of this guys salary??? Dint wanna pay an extra $400,000 to keep him on their team??? Sounds like Marlins got a hell of a deal

K-man

We still compete with a low payroll. It is also just as much about knowing who to give the money too. Loria is cheap but the front office knows how to find talent

Stan

At least this level is decent. I have been very critical of Loria's ownership. As long as he gives back the revenue share money to players then I think they will be able to retain some good players and keep fans.

If the organization would have froze the level of pay from '97 then there would be around 20,000 per game. Now it will take more to win back fans.

James

i think the marlins are every bit as good as the phils and we will begin to show it, starting today

ukdolfan

One thing is for sure, there is NO way Uggla is worth anywhere within 100 miles of $7.8 million a year fir his actual stats

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