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Time to check the payrolls

Posted at 1:36 PM on April 5, 2006 by Ben Tesch

The average major league salary has increased nearly 9% to $2.87 million, the highest increase in 5 years. (Update: The full list of players earning more than $1 million per year)

Think having a salary cap will help? Neil deMause, author of a new book called "Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game is Wrong" says here that only a little more than half of getting to the postseason is determined by team revenue.

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