Tuesday, October 27, 2015
DOES PAYROLL = WINS?
Somebody decided to take a look at the cost of each victory by comparing games won against salary dollars.
The results are fairly predictable, the big city teams paid a lot of money in payroll, and this year, they did not make it to the World Series. Well, ok, the Mets are a big city team, but they are NOT the hated Yankees or the Dodgers and they didn't reach the ridiculous heights of the Dodgers or Yankees in salary cost.
Team Payroll Wins $/win
Dodgers $314 million 92 $3,414,874
Yankees $219 million 87 $2,520,194
The rest of the top ten included, in order, Red Sox, Phillies, Giants, Tigers, Nationals, Angels, Rangers and the Blue Jays.
Phillies $141 million 63 $2,249,566
Now, this one, the Phillies, would tick me off!! They had to eke out a win on the last day of the season to avoid losing 100 games in the season. Yoweee. And they spent how much to be that bad?
Let's look at the Mets and the Royals.
Mets $132 million 90 $1,463,333
Royals $138 million 95 $1,452,632
The Royals' opening day salary was $112 million, just over a third of the Dodgers, but they picked up some expensive help during the season. Essentially taking over somebody else's bad negotiating results.