Thursday, April 21, 2005
"The only other team projected to owe a tax are your World Series champion Boston Red Sox, who would pay $969,177."
Boston's Payroll:$131.2 million
In the adjusted 2004 luxury tax payroll figures, the Yankees led at $207 million, followed by the Red Sox at $134.5 million and the Angels at $124.7 million.
Last season, Boston paid $3,148,962.
John Henry has vowed to phase out paying any luxury tax; The Sox reduced both payroll and this tax from 2004 levels. Not a bad price for a World Series Championship. -NF