The List: MLB Payroll paring

The NFL pares payroll in June ... What if MLB had a cutdown day?

Updated: June 17, 2003, 8:45 PM ET
By Jeff Merron | Page 2 staff

Earlier this month, NFL teams had to pare payroll to get in line with the salary cap. Lots of high-priced players got the axe. Page 2 is left wondering, what if MLB had a similar June cutdown day? Who needs to go -- sans ceremony?

1.Albert Belle (Orioles) Savings: About $8.6 million. Belle's already received more than $4 million for sitting at home this year, and, fortunately for the O's, this is the final year on his 5-year, $65-million deal. Time to make a clean break. The Orioles ...

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