Ranking each MLB team's payroll heading into winter meetings
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Front offices around the league have a clearer picture of their offseason finances with the non-tender deadline passing, as teams now have a general sense of how much money is currently committed to the 2019 roster. Total dollars spent will fluctuate slightly with some arbitration-eligible players having yet to agree to a salary for next season, though the following totals take into account salary projections courtesy Cots Baseball.

With executives for all 30 teams gathering for the winter meetings this week in Las Vegas, here's a snapshot of where each team's payroll ranks in early December. Keep in mind, the luxury-tax threshold sits at $206 million for the 2019 season.

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1. Boston Red Sox

Guaranteed salaries: $145,350,000
Dead money: $18,455,000*
Arbitration projections: $59,675,000
Years 0-3: $1,725,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $225,205,000
*Pablo Sandoval

2. Chicago Cubs

Guaranteed salaries: $165,085,714
Arbitration projections: $40,750,000
Years 0-3: $2,300,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $208,135,714

3. Los Angeles Dodgers

Guaranteed salaries: $141,625,000
Dead money: $9,666,666*
Arbitration projections: $41,600,000
Years 0-3: $4,025,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $196,916,666
*Hector Olivera, Yaisel Sierra

4. Washington Nationals

Guaranteed salaries: $142,988,895
Arbitration projections: $42,650,000
Years 0-3: $4,600,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $190,238,895

5. New York Yankees

Guaranteed salaries: $101,842,857
Arbitration projections: $57,200,000
Years 0-3: $5,175,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $164,217,857

6. San Francisco Giants

Guaranteed salaries: $146,277,778
Arbitration projections: $4,250,000
Years 0-3: $6,900,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $157,377,778

7. St. Louis Cardinals

Guaranteed salaries: $118,266,667
Dead money: $5,000,000*
Arbitration projections: $22,750,000
Years 0-3: $5,175,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $151,191,667
*Mike Leake

8. Los Angeles Angels

Guaranteed salaries: $116,250,000
Arbitration projections: $17,500,000
Years 0-3: $6,325,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $140,075,000

9. New York Mets

Guaranteed salaries: $89,000,000
Arbitration projections: $40,000,000
Years 0-3: $6,900,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $135,900,000

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10. Seattle Mariners

Guaranteed salaries: $122,690,476
Arbitration projections: $950,000
Years 0-3: $8,625,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $132,265,476

11. Colorado Rockies

Guaranteed salaries: $88,337,500
Arbitration projections: $39,250,000
Years 0-3: $5,175,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $130,762,500

12. Houston Astros

Guaranteed salaries: $83,150,000
Arbitration projections: $40,550,000
Years 0-3: $4,025,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $127,725,000

13. Cleveland Indians

Guaranteed salaries: $84,041,665
Arbitration projections: $23,850,000
Years 0-3: $5,175,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $118,996,665

14. Arizona Diamondbacks

Guaranteed salaries: $62,000,000
Dead money: $15,500,000*
Arbitration projections: $37,875,000
Years 0-3: $4,025,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $113,066,666
*Yasmany Tomas

15. Philadelphia Phillies

Guaranteed salaries: $72,700,000
Arbitration projections: $33,000,000
Years 0-3: $4,600,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $110,300,000

16. Atlanta Braves

Guaranteed salaries: $78,611,394
Arbitration projections: $24,700,000
Years 0-3: $5,750,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $109,061,394

17. Toronto Blue Jays

Guaranteed salaries: $61,928,571
Arbitration projections: $35,300,000
Years 0-3: $6,325,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $103,553,571

18. Texas Rangers

Guaranteed salaries: $72,416,666
Dead money: $12,000,000*
Arbitration projections: $12,800,000
Years 0-3: $6,325,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $103,541,666
*Austin Jackson, Prince Fielder

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19. Milwaukee Brewers

Guaranteed salaries: $73,562,500
Arbitration projections: $19,200,000
Years 0-3: $4,600,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $97,362,500

20. Detroit Tigers

Guaranteed salaries: $57,500,000
Dead money: $14,000,000*
Arbitration projections: $15,555,000
Years 0-3: $9,200,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $96,250,000
*Prince Fielder, Justin Verlander

21. Cincinnati Reds

Guaranteed salaries: $68,948,214
Arbitration projections: $16,150,000
Years 0-3: $7,475,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $92,573,214

22. Kansas City Royals

Guaranteed salaries: $75,316,667
Arbitration projections: $0
Years 0-3: $8,625,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $83,941,667

23. San Diego Padres

Guaranteed salaries: $40,570,000
Dead money: $21,650,000*
Arbitration projections: $8,500,000
Years 0-3: $8,050,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $78,770,000
*Kaz Makita, Phil Hughes, Hector Olivera, Jedd Gyorko

24. Minnesota Twins

Guaranteed salaries: $38,900,000
Dead money: $5,950,000*
Arbitration projections: $28,000,000
Years 0-3: $5,750,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $78,600,000
*Phil Hughes

25. Baltimore Orioles

Guaranteed salaries: $58,118,782
Arbitration projections: $8,750,000
Years 0-3: $10,350,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $77,218,782

26. Pittsburgh Pirates

Guaranteed salaries: $55,867,667
Arbitration projections: $10,000,000
Years 0-3: $8,050,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $73,917,667

27. Miami Marlins

Guaranteed salaries: $46,857,143
Arbitration projections: $16,750,000
Years 0-3: $9,775,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $73,382,143

28. Oakland Athletics

Guaranteed salaries: $22,168,333
Arbitration projections: $35,000,000
Years 0-3: $7,475,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $64,643,333

29. Chicago White Sox

Guaranteed salaries: $12,040,000
Arbitration projections: $32,500,000
Years 0-3: $9,775,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $53,575,000

30. Tampa Bay Rays

Guaranteed salaries: $8,166,667
Dead money: $2,000,000*
Arbitration projections: $14,750,000
Years 0-3: $11,500,000
Projected Opening Day payroll: $36,416,667
*Evan Longoria

Arbitration projections courtesy MLB Trade Rumors, salary projections courtesy Cots Baseball. Figures are approximate and subject to change depending on arbitration.

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