Compare MLB team payrolls

By Armand Emamdjomeh and Mike Hiserman

Every year, a few teams try to answer the same question:
"Can money buy baseball championships?"

It doesn't always work out that way. The Yankees had Major League Baseball's top payroll every year from 2001 through 2013, but won only one World Series in that span. This year, the Dodgers are looking to buck the trend, with the highest payroll in baseball ever.

Choose a team and a year from the lists below to create a matchup, and hover over the circles to view stats for players in that position for a given year.

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Overall payrolls

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10 highest-paid players

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Notes:

Rosters and payrolls fluctuate over the course of a season. Although we will update the graphic on a regular basis, information may be slightly out of date. Total team payrolls may also include contract payments to players who are no longer on the team, and are not listed in the roster.

Although some players cover multiple positions, each player has been assigned to one position in this representation.

Sources: Cot's Baseball Contracts, Baseball-reference.com

Photos: MLB.com, Associated Press