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Winning on the cheap...

As you've probably learned by now, I'm a fan of numbers and charts. That being said, I got to thinking about how well the Fish are doing with so little payroll that I decided to compile a list of team payrolls. Then I took it a step further and factored in how many wins all of those bucks earned each team. Below is a list of teams sorted from those paying the fewest per win to those paying the most.

(Win totals as of 9/24/2009 at 12pm, standings obtained from Yahoo, payroll figures from USA Today)

Team Salary Wins Cost per Win
Marlins $36,834,000 82 $449,195.12
Padres $43,734,200 70 $624,774.29
Rays $63,313,034 78 $811,705.56
Rangers $68,178,798 83 $821,431.30
Twins $65,299,266 79 $826,572.99
Athletics $62,310,000 72 $865,416.67
Pirates $48,693,000 56 $869,517.86
Cardinals $77,605,109 89 $871,967.52
Rockies $75,201,000 86 $874,430.23
Giants $82,616,450 82 $1,007,517.68
Reds $73,558,500 72 $1,021,645.83
Brewers $80,182,502 75 $1,069,100.03
Dodgers $100,414,592 91 $1,103,457.05
Diamondbacks $73,516,666 66 $1,113,888.88
Orioles $67,101,666 60 $1,118,361.10
Royals $70,519,333 63 $1,119,354.49
Nationals $60,328,000 52 $1,160,153.85
Blue Jays $80,538,300 69 $1,167,221.74
Braves $96,726,166 82 $1,179,587.39
Mariners $98,904,166 79 $1,251,951.47
Angels $113,709,000 90 $1,263,433.33
Phillies $113,004,046 88 $1,284,136.89
White Sox $96,068,500 73 $1,316,006.85
Indians $81,579,166 61 $1,337,363.38
Red Sox $121,745,999 90 $1,352,733.32
Tigers $115,085,145 81 $1,420,804.26
Astros $102,996,414 71 $1,450,653.72
Cubs $134,809,000 78 $1,728,320.51
Yankees $201,449,189 97 $2,076,795.76
Mets $149,373,987 65 $2,298,061.34

 

 

No surprise that the New York teams splurge the most per victory, but our boys in teal top all of baseball by providing the most bang for the buck. The average team is springing almost $1.2 million per win, while ours is just over a third of that. Definitely proves we are making the most of what we have and in this tough economy, the Marlins have proven themselves to be MLB's most cost effective team.

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