Year by year total annual payroll for Major League Baseball.
The entire yearly budget for the National Science Foundation is currently set at $6.8 billion. By the year 2048, the total annual payroll for Major League Baseball will eclipse that, assuming that the NSF budget remains the same.
- Can MLB keep up this pace?
- Are the other professional sports leagues increasing at the same rate?
- The MLB payroll appears cyclical - is it due for an uptick?