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  • MLB's Highest Paid Pitchers

    January 21

    Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw has become the first $200 million pitcher in Major League Baseball history. Actually, he’s a $215 million man, with a contract that spans seven years, according to ESPN. In light of this historic deal, we thought we’d take a look at the highest paid pitchers in the MLB, based on the most recent season. Keep in mind, Kershaw and Verlander will be skyrocketing up this list. We’ve included each player’s salary rank among pitchers, as well as their overall rank amongst the highest paid players in the MLB.

  • 2015 Super Bowl Quarterback Salaries and Stats

    January 20

    The matchup is set. The New England Patriots will take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

  • NFL Playoff Teams: Salary Cap Numbers

    January 14

    With the 2015 NFL salary cap set at $143.28 million, every franchise was in position to spend quite a bit of money to field a competitive team.

  • Did the Income Tax Rate Help the Cubs Sign Jon Lester?

    December 12

    When the Chicago Cubs signed ace pitcher Jon Lester to their payroll with a six-year, $155 million deal, much of the excitement centered around matters related to baseball.

  • Highest Paid NBA Players of 2015-2016

    October 19

    With the NBA season closing in, we recently examined the estimated total 2015-2016 payroll for every team.

  • 2015 MLB Team Payrolls

    October 6

    It pays to be a Major League Baseball Player. According to a study conducted by The Associated Press, the average MLB player will earn approximately $4.25 million in 2015.

  • NBA Payrolls 2016

    October 3

    The 2015-16 NBA season was one for the ages. The Cleveland Cavaliers, led by LeBron James, knocked off the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

  • Best Value for Your NFL Fantasy Payroll 2015

    August 21

    With the start of the NFL season closing in, fantasy drafts are taking place all over the world. That means it’s time to make our annual fantasy payroll picks – and see if we can do better than last season.

  • The World's Highest Paid Athletes in 2015

    August 7

    Make no bones about it: professional athletes, regardless of sport, are among the highest paid individuals in the world.

  • NBA Payrolls 2014-2015 [Update]

    April 17

    Now that the NBA regular season has concluded, it is time for the real fun: the playoffs. We thought it was a good time to update what’s happening with NBA payrolls, as much has changed since last season. First we will break down the payrolls of the NBA playoff teams competing for a championship. At the bottom of the post, you can also find the payrolls for every team in the league.

  • How to Save on Your Fantasy Baseball Payroll

    March 20

    The time has come to draft your MLB fantasy team. Just the same as the guys who take the field, you know a long season awaits. You also know that a high level performance will have you at the top of the standings when the season finally comes to an end.

  • The NBA's Highest Paid Players 2013-14

    October 30

    We continue our look at payroll in the sports world as the 2013-14 NBA season gets underway. Below you’ll find the highest paid players this year, as well as the guaranteed money they have coming to them over the life of their contracts.

  • NBA Payrolls 2013-2014

    October 29

    As the NBA comes back, The Payroll Blog looks at NBA team payrolls for the 2013-14 season. The Brooklyn Nets lead the way with the additions of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Last year’s champion Miami Heat have the third largest NBA payroll and are largely favored to win the NBA championship again.

  • Do Giant Payrolls Win World Series Titles?

    October 29

    Did the San Francisco Giants buy the World Series Championship?

  • 2014 Fantasy Basketball Auction Values Payroll Index #FantasyNBA

    October 21

    It’s time to draft in your NBA fantasy league. Lebron is on Cleveland now and you desperately want to get him. But you probably won’t. In fact, you’re only going to get one, maybe two of the top 10 or 12 players. Any more than that and you’ll be out of money, assuming this is an auction draft.

  • The 2014 Fantasy Football Auction Values Payroll Index #FantasyFootball

    August 8

    At SurePayroll we believe in saving time and money on all things payroll – even your fantasy football payroll. That’s why we’re providing you with our own SurePayroll Fantasy Football Auction Draft Values index.

  • Soccer's Highest Paid Players 2014

    May 7

    With the World Cup just more than a month away, we though it would be a good time to check in on today’s highest paid players, or footballers, in soccer. Professional soccer players who move to the top of the game are often times in position to earn tens of millions of dollars per year. Cristiano Ronaldo, the richest soccer player, Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney make the top 25 highest paid athletes in the world, according to a separate list from ESPN. Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid make up three of the top five highest paying teams in sports, trailing only baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees.

  • 2014 Fantasy Baseball Best Value: Marlon Byrd?

    March 18

    MLB Fantasy baseball auction drafts have become the preferred format among some fantasy players in 2014. An auction draft allows you to get any player you want, at any time, as long as you’re willing to bid a high enough price. The catch is you only get a preset amount of fantasy dollars to spend, so there is a premium on finding value.

  • The ROI on the Top Grossing Movies of 2012

    December 21

    When you put a budget together for your business, you of course should be thinking about ROI. You’re spending a certain amount on your staff payroll, offices, technology, outsourced services, coffee cups and whatever else you feel you may need. At the end of the day, though, it’s not how much you spend, it’s what you get in return.

  • The ROI on the Top Grossing Movies of 2013

    December 16

    The top grossing movies at the box office in 2013 were a mix of critically acclaimed films like Gravity and big budget disappointments like Man of Steel. But of course, on The Payroll Blog we don’t particularly care about the artistic merit of the cinema these days. We’re more interested in the business aspect. That’s why we were so impressed with the Twilight series Does spending big necessarily mean big success? Are your profits growing along with your revenue?