The Los Angeles Dodgers will end the New York Yankees' 15-year streak of having the highest payroll in Major League Baseball.
The Dodgers have a projected payroll of $235 million, while the Yankees will come in at $204 million.
The Philadelphia Phillies have an $180 million payroll, followed by the Boston Red Sox at $163 million and Detroit Tigers at $162 million.
"We've got great ownership and a great fan base, and we need to do what we can to win games," Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said last week in Sydney, where Los Angeles swept its opening, two-game series against Arizona.
"I don't think the guys worry about it. I know we don't worry about it," Colletti said. "We're expected to win, and that's how we go about it. Money doesn't mean you win. Money just means you have a chance to get the best players."