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Carlos Beltran and Players with 300 Home Runs and 300 Stolen Bases

Here’s a rather surprisingly short list with a couple surprises of its own.

Carlos Beltran is amongst the only eight players EVER in baseball history to achieve apparently the ultimate in combining speed and power: banging at least 300 career home runs and thieving 300 career stolen bases with it.

Beltran joins fellow active – and current teammate – Alex Rodriguez.

Roid rangers Barry Bonds and Rodriguez are one-two on this list (sorted by home runs), but they very possibly would have made this particular list without them anyway.

This is a recent thing. Seven of the eight players posting this double-double played sometime in the 1980’s or later. The only abstainer? Well, the great Willie Mays.

Most of these guys are power hitters with a secondary strength in stealing bases. Only journeymen Bobby Bonds (eight teams) and Steve Finley (eight teams, too) had more SBs than HRs.

PLAYER HR SB CAREER SPAN
1. Barry Bonds 762 514 1986 – 2007
2. Alex Rodriguez 678 323 1994 – Present
3. Willie Mays 660 338 1951 – 1973
4. Andre Dawson 438 314 1976 – 1996
5. Carlos Beltran 380 311 1998 – Present
6. Bobby Bonds 332 461 1968 – 1981
7. Reggie Sanders 305 304 1991 – 2007
8. Steve Finley 304 320 1989 – 2007

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MLB: The Highest (and Lowest) Paid Pitching Staffs in Baseball

TEAM 2015 PITCHING PAYROLL 2014 RANK 2014 PITCHING PAYROLL 2015 CHANGE
1. (UP 3) Detroit Tigers $81,057,041 4 $64,276,161 $16,780,880
2. (DN 1) Los Angeles Dodgers $79,612,464 1 $79,579,761 $32,703
3. San Francisco Giants $77,279,944 3 $67,058,638 $10,221,306
4. (UP 8) New York Yankees $70,106,890 12 $40,551,316 $29,555,574
5. Washington Nationals $67,531,997 5 $58,176,100 $9,355,897
6. (UP 13) Boston Red Sox $54,541,721 19 $28,389,617 $26,152,104
7. (UP 11) Chicago White Sox $53,338,873 18 $30,973,949 $22,364,924
8. (UP 16) Chicago Cubs $52,539,953 24 $22,903,083 $29,636,870
9. (UP 12) San Diego Padres $52,376,209 21 $27,080,600 $25,295,609
10. (UP 5) Baltimore Orioles $49,815,661 15 $34,675,408 $15,140,253
11. (DN 2) Seattle Mariners $49,162,924 9 $48,368,242 $794,682
12. (DN 2) Kansas City Royals $47,366,229 10 $46,203,000 $1,163,229
13. (UP 10) Pittsburgh Pirates $43,796,488 23 $23,203,500 $20,592,988
14. (DN 12) Philadelphia Phillies $43,728,154 2 $72,720,166 ($28,992,012)
15. (DN 2) Milwaukee Brewers $42,517,807 13 $39,366,889 $3,150,918
16. (DN 9) Los Angeles Angels $42,422,938 7 $53,353,464 ($10,930,526)
17. (DN 11) Toronto Blue Jays $41,873,936 6 $55,601,200 ($13,727,264)
18. (UP 8) Houston Astros $36,740,607 26 $21,300,300 $15,440,307
19. (DN 3) Minnesota Twins $36,336,228 16 $33,953,426 $2,382,802
20. (UP 5) Texas Rangers $36,277,020 25 $21,739,030 $14,537,990
21. (DN 10) Cincinnati Reds $31,853,876 11 $41,230,772 ($9,376,896)
22. (DN 2) Colorado Rockies $31,217,394 20 $27,643,500 $3,573,894
23. (DN 1) New York Mets $27,394,361 22 $23,803,975 $3,590,386
24. (UP 6) Miami Marlins $27,049,562 30 $10,440,102 $16,609,460
25. (DN 11) Oakland Athletics $24,557,280 14 $35,896,606 ($11,339,326)
26. (DN 18) St. Louis Cardinals $18,911,933 8 $50,418,166 ($31,506,233)
27. Arizona Diamondbacks $18,859,668 27 $20,961,500 ($2,101,832)
28. Tampa Bay Rays $14,853,802 28 $19,186,866 ($4,333,064)
29. Cleveland Indians $12,352,696 29 $10,479,600 $1,873,096
30. (DN 13) Atlanta Braves $6,120,980 17 $33,352,683 ($27,231,703)

MLB: The Highest (and Lowest) Team Payrolls in Baseball (2015)

TEAM 2015 PAYROLL 2014 RANK 2014 PAYROLL 2015 CHANGE
1. Los Angeles Dodgers $272,430,944 1 $243,199,930 $29,231,014
2. New York Yankees $213,835,130 2 $230,183,308 ($16,348,178)
3. San Francisco Giants $172,786,178 3 $178,293,112 ($5,506,934)
4. (UP 1) Detroit Tigers $172,530,434 5 $172,090,085 $440,349
5. (UP 2) Boston Red Sox $166,599,995 7 $157,553,326 $9,046,669
6. (UP 2) Washington Nationals $164,229,883 8 $144,167,321 $20,062,562
7. (DN 1) Los Angeles Angels $144,473,910 6 $168,299,326 ($23,825,416)
8. (UP 1) Texas Rangers $143,920,277 9 $137,675,148 $6,245,129
9. (DN 5) Philadelphia Phillies $143,640,049 4 $172,672,421 ($29,032,372)
10. Toronto Blue Jays $126,252,261 10 $132,822,834 ($6,570,573)
11. (UP 5) Seattle Mariners $125,370,055 16 $106,046,656 $19,323,399
12. (DN 1) St. Louis Cardinals $124,427,536 11 $127,620,476 ($3,192,940)
13. (DN 1) Cincinnati Reds $123,043,679 12 $116,061,785 $6,981,894
14. (UP 4) Kansas City Royals $116,772,539 18 $98,858,114 $17,914,425
15. (UP 7) Chicago White Sox $116,138,443 22 $91,402,340 $24,736,103
16. (DN 1) Baltimore Orioles $114,463,284 15 $109,766,862 $4,696,422
17. (UP 6) Chicago Cubs $111,415,184 23 $88,503,827 $22,911,357
18. (UP 7) San Diego Padres $108,231,036 25 $78,311,464 $29,919,572
19. (DN 6) Atlanta Braves $104,474,662 13 $114,547,008 ($10,072,346)
20. (UP 4) Minnesota Twins $103,020,447 24 $82,541,911 $20,478,536
21. (DN 4) New York Mets $102,304,249 17 $99,413,019 $2,891,230
22. (DN 8) Milwaukee Brewers $101,945,770 14 $112,584,023 ($10,638,253)
23. (DN 4) Colorado Rockies $101,399,153 19 $98,055,071 $3,344,082
24. (UP 2) Pittsburgh Pirates $88,632,770 26 $75,422,404 $13,210,366
25. (UP 2) Cleveland Indians $84,952,040 27 $74,043,608 $10,908,432
26. (DN 5) Oakland Athletics $83,090,838 21 $95,910,860 ($12,820,022)
27. (UP 2) Houston Astros $75,478,103 29 $53,781,498 $21,696,605
28. Tampa Bay Rays $73,264,804 28 $72,651,971 $612,833
29. (DN 9) Arizona Diamondbacks $72,217,646 20 $97,043,073 ($24,825,427)
30. Miami Marlins $69,221,406 30 $51,094,489 $18,126,917
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