Remember the time that the New York Yankee's Alex Rodriguez's annual salary was greater than the entire roster of the Florida Marlins combined? Well, the Marlins have agreed to increase their payroll in anticipation of moving into their own ballpark, and now A-Rod only makes about 57 percent of what all the Marlins make. Still though, the Marlins lag behind most other teams in the MLB in terms of pay, and, for that matter, other team in Miami.
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ESPN has calculated the 200 best paying sports teams in the world, and it shouldn't surprise anyone that, on the local level, the teams that pay most also have the most success.
ESPN calculated the average year's salary dolled out to team's players from across the globe. The following sports and league were taken into consideration: Aussie rules football (AFL), baseball (MLB, NPB), basketball (NBA), cricket (IPL), football (CFL, NFL), soccer (Bundesliga, EPL, La Liga, MLS, Serie A, SPL).