Do the M's have the highest paid rotation in baseball? Not sure, but I'm guessing they are pretty close. Below is the M's 2007 payroll data with the two major known changes: Carlos Silva signing a 4 year deal at $48M and Erik Bedard netting $8M in arbitration. Overall our rotation is paid $36.25M. Will they be worth it? Eh, not sure. King Felix will bring up the value overall considering he's making a measly $420K.
I took a few select teams and summed up the 2008 salaries for their top 5 starters. The only teams that certainly eclipse the M's are the Dodgers at $43M and the Yankees at $42M.
Below is our payroll data in full detail and with the SP's highlighted.
Also, what is going on with Jose Vidro? He's gotta be the only 0-tool player making $7.5M this year.