09-29-2011, 10:11 AM
Chart's too wide for the board, so I will link to it, rather than posting it inline...
I didn't compile it, but I thought it was interesting conversation fodder.
09-29-2011, 10:47 AM
I am always fascinated by team payroll issues. It is not surprising that the Rays and the D-Backs were among the most efficient teams in dollars per win.
This year's playoff team payrolls:
Our Reds, by comparison, had a 2011 payroll of $80,826,667.
Money plays, but there were also several big money clubs that didn't make the playoffs. The Dodgers, Twins, Giants, White Sox, Cubs, Mets, Angels, and Red Sox all had payrolls north of $100 million and get to stay home in October.
My figures are from this part of the BP web site (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/compensation/), which I believe is free.
09-29-2011, 11:37 AM
I was looking over the D-backs roster, and I still just don't understand how they managed to do what they did this year. This is a roster full of nobodies. Ian Kennedy had a breakout season and Justin Upton had a good year, but other than them...*shrug*.
Somebody posted in a different thread about manager of the year...is there any doubt that it should be Gibson? I don't think so.
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