THIS EDITION of High and Inside is all about money. Not so much who needs it, but who has it and who likes dishing it out.
Let’s begin with the Phillies, who moved up four spots from No. 13 to the No. 9 sports franchise with the highest-paid athletes, according to ESPN the Magazine’s annual “money issue,” which hits newsstands Friday.
In a survey that encompassed 14 major professional sports leagues, the Phillies’ average salary is $5.8 million. In all, 10 international soccer teams, six NBA teams and four MLB teams compose the top 20 spots. World soccer powers Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea and the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers make up the top 5.