In 2003, the Braves’ $106 million payroll was the third-highest in baseball, behind only the Yankees and Mets.
In 2013, they ranked 16th, with $89 million committed to player salaries. In 2014, the Royals and D’backs appear primed to have higher payrolls.
I hate to be keep being a wet blanket, but those who think the Braves will re-sign either Jay Hey or Freddie are dreaming. It ain’t happening.
Blame Liberty, and the man who made their ownership possible: