On opening day of the 2022 Major League Baseball season, the average salary was $4,410,000, a 5.9% increase over the previous year. That works out to $27,222 per game. Twenty-eight players will make $25,000,000 or more this season. Mets pitcher Max Scherzer will make $43,333,333. Angels leftfielder Mike Trout will make $37,116,666. Can salaries get any more outrageous? Sadly, yes.

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