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  • The Yankees’ Joe Torre Is Highest-Paid Manager In MLB

    Yankees manager Joe Torre will earn $7.5M for the ’07 season, more than double any other manager in MLB. The following chart presents MLB managers salaries for the ’07 season (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 1/21).

    SALARIES FOR MLB MANAGERS IN '07
    RANK
    MANAGER
    TEAM
    '07 SALARY
    1
    Joe Torre
    Yankees
    $7,500,000
    2
    Lou Piniella^
    Cubs
    $3,500,000
    3
    Bobby Cox
    Braves
    $3,000,000
    4
    Tony La Russa
    Cardinals
    $2,800,000
    5t
    Mike Scioscia
    Angels
    $2,000,000
    5t
    Jim Leyland
    Tigers
    $2,000,000
    7
    Bruce Bochy^
    Giants
    $1,750,000
    8
    Terry Francona
    Red Sox
    $1,650,000
    9
    Phil Garner
    Astros
    $1,500,000
    10
    Willie Randolph
    Mets
    $1,400,000
    11
    Mike Hargrove
    Mariners
    $1,300,000
    12
    Ron Gardenhire
    Twins
    $1,250,000
    13
    Ozzie Guillen
    White Sox
    $1,100,000
    14
    Eric Wedge
    Indians
    $1,025,000
    15
    Jim Tracy
    Pirates
    $1,000,000
    16
    Bob Melvin
    D'Backs
    $875,000
    17t
    Buddy Bell
    Royals
    $825,000
    17t
    Ned Yost
    Brewers
    $825,000
    19t
    Clint Hurdle
    Rockies
    $800,000
    19t
    Charlie Manuel
    Phillies
    $800,000
    21t
    Jerry Narron
    Reds
    $600,000
    21t
    Grady Little
    Dodgers
    $600,000
    21t
    Sammy Perlozzo
    Orioles
    $600,000
    21t
    Ron Washington^
    Rangers
    $600,000
    25
    Joe Maddon
    D'Rays
    $550,000
    26t
    John Gibbons
    Blue Jays
    $500,000
    26t
    Manny Acta^
    Nationals
    $500,000
    26t
    Bob Geren^
    A's
    $500,000
    NA
    Bud Black^
    Padres
    NA
    NA
    Fredi Gonzalez^
    Marlins
    NA

    NOTE: ^ First year with team.  The Mets are expected to announce an extension with manager Willie Randolph that is reportedly worth $5.65M over three years, paying him $2M in ’08 and $2.25M in ’09. A source said that the Mets hold a $2.5M club option for 2010. The deal “will go into effect immediately.” Randolph’s original ’07 salary was $700,000 (Newark STAR-LEDGER, 1/25).

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