The average baseball salary is now up to $3.15 million, which can mean only one thing: For every great player being paid great money, there are some crappy players getting paid big time.
Here is the Only Time Will Tell All Over Paid Team, based on the salaries released in USA Today.
- Catcher: Brian Schneider, Mets: $4.9 million
- First Base: Todd Helton, Rockies: $16 million
- Second Base: Mark Ellis, A's: $5 million
- Third Base: Scott Rolen, Blue Jays: $11.6 million
- Short Stop: Carlos Gullien, Mariners: $12 million
- Outfield: Adam Dunn, Reds: $13 million
- Outfield: Jose Guillen, Royals: $12 million
- Outfield: Milton Bradley, Rangers: $5.25 million
- Starting Pitcher: Javier Vasquez, White Sox: $11.5 million
- Starting Pitcher: Vicente Padilla, Rangers: $11 million
- Closer: BJ Ryan, Blue Jays: $12 million