With the 2013 MLB season set to begin in just nine days, teams will have sufficiently chopped down its roster to reach the 25-man limit, and they will have their Opening Day payroll set as well.
It goes without saying that payroll is one of the largest single expenses for any baseball franchise. Since the evolution of free agency, it takes an even bigger bite out of the bottom line than ever before. In fact, a team owner will often cry poor-mouth when it comes to his or her team's finances because of payroll expenses.
Many players are given salaries that are exorbitant in nature and oftentimes leads to them being considered overpaid.
Here, then, is a look at the MLB all-overpaid team at the start of the 2013 season.
Note: All salaries courtesy of Cot's Baseball Contracts.