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Kevin Gausman
Looking deeper into the Orioles' 2015 payroll
Looking deeper into the Orioles' 2015 payroll

Now that five of the 11 arbitration-eligible Orioles have signed and the other six have submitted their salary figures for this season, it becomes a little easier to figure out what this year’s payroll is going to be. My best estimate – and I’m probably within a couple million dollars either way – is $114 million, which would be about $7 million higher than last year’s franchise record. It will keep the Orioles in the top half of major league payrolls – they were estimated 15th last year at roughly $107 million – but not quite in the Top 10. At the beginning of the offseason, Orioles officials privately estimated that the 2015 payroll could...