The Arizona Diamondbacks inherited most of their current financial commitments from a previous regime. Instead of taking a wrecking ball to the roster they’d been given, their fresh front office made the best of an awkward situation and built around players already in place. With that in mind, let’s take a look at this year’s 10 highest paid D-backs.
Zack Greinke was able to force a grin for the press conference announcing his signing, but boy did it look painful. Fast-forward two years and Greinke has to find comfort in that it’s all good for Arizona now that GM Mike Hazen is guiding the front office. The Diamondbacks will present opposing pitchers with a formidable lineup once again this season, even if a J.D. Martinez reunion proves difficult. Their pitching this year, as it was last, will be leaned heavily upon with Arizona looking to win the NL West Division crown – and more.
Fourteen D-backs were eligible for arbitration this off-season and most received significant pay raises. As it stands, the team will pay over $120 million in player salary this year. Venom Strikes may update our list if anything changes but, for now, these are the 10 highest paid Arizona Diamondbacks in 2018.