Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers is one of the best pitchers in baseball, and if it seems like he doesn't lose often -- it's because he doesn't.
2014 record: 94-68, 1st place in NL West
Manager: Don Mattingly, 5th season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $264 million
Though Max Scherzer's contract includes a signing bonus and deferred money, the final total counting against the Nats' payroll comes in at seven years and $210 million.
The Washington Nationals shocked everybody in signing Max Scherzer to a free agent contract late Sunday night, but that was before the financial details even came out.