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Small payrolls among big beneficiaries

Updated: May 17, 2004, 9:56 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Several of the biggest beneficiaries of baseball's revenue-sharing plan have among the lowest payrolls in the majors, spending the money on prospects, not stars.

Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay, the teams with the three lowest payrolls in the major leagues, all received huge increases in revenue sharing last year, according to figures obtained by The Associated Press.

All three teams, unsuccessful on the field in recent years, have chosen to invest the money ...

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