5 Highest Brewers payrolls of the Mark Attanasio era

What are the top payrolls Mark Attanasio has run as owner of the Brewers
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3. 2023

Opening Day payroll: $118,762,027
League rank: 20th

End of year payroll: $128,910,188
League rank: 20th

The 2023 squad runs the third highest payroll in Mark Attanasio's tenure. Coming off a year where Josh Hader was traded away at the Trade Deadline despite being in first place, the Brewers payroll and the direction of the team were up in the air as the season began. But questions soon faded as the Brewers ended up running away with the NL Central title.

The Brewers finished with a 92-70 record and won the Central division by nine games over the Cubs. When they got to the playoffs however, the Brewers hosted a Wild Car round series in Milwaukee and were swept in two games by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The highest paid players on the 2023 Brewers were Christian Yelich ($26MM), Mark Canha*($11.5MM), Brandon Woodruff ($10.8MM), and Corbin Burnes ($10.01MM). Mark Canha was a midseason acquisition so the Brewers didn't pay him that full salary for the year.

Adding Canha, Carlos Santana, and Andrew Chafin at the Trade Deadline increased the Crew's payroll by the end of the year, but still not enough to bump them in the league ranks, sticking at 20th.