An excellent article by the Biz of Baseball breaks down the End of Year salary totals from 1999-2009. What do we learn about our Houston Astros?
-The Astros' ranking in payroll in 2008: #12
-Payroll ranking in 2009: #11
Total salary paid, 1999-2009: $889,549,247
NL Ranking: #7 (behind the Mets, Dodgers, Cubs, Braves, Cardinals, and Phillies)