SBD/Issue 87/The Back of the Book

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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