Fist City: population...Rod and Mario in Detroit Tigers Posted October 12, 2018 KL, why are you so deadset against the numbers that Mario would make $500,000 a year? Honestly, that's not surprising at all, there's only so many MLB teams. Especially with the tv viewership and region of the Tigers. Joe Buck and Al Michaels make $6,000,000 - $7,000,000 a year. That's the all star team of payscales. 1/2 million for a daily gig for a tenured MLB broadcaster is expected.