Monday, June 20, 2005

Payroll vs. Performance

After a brief discussion with a misguided (and presumably fairweather) Yankee fan, I decided to do the payroll vs. wins analysis for all of you. I believe the payroll numbers I found were for the current roster of each team (i.e. Sosa's money is not in the Cub total). The rank in the first column is the combined rank of low payroll rank and wins. So a team that has a low payroll and a good winning percentage will be high on the list. For the most part, it's a very rough look at who spends the best.

RankAvg. RankTeamTotal Payroll WLWPGProrated $/Win$ RankW Rank
16Washington Nationals$48,581,500 40290.58069$ 2,851,523 84
26.5Cleveland Indians$41,502,500 37300.55267$ 2,712,144 58
38.5Minnesota Twins$56,186,000 38290.56767$ 3,575,071 116
49Texas Rangers$55,849,000 37300.55267$ 3,649,672 108
59.5Chicago White Sox$75,178,000 46220.67668$ 3,893,490 181
610Baltimore Orioles$73,914,333 41270.60368$ 4,294,879 173
712Toronto Blue Jays$45,719,500 34350.49369$ 3,157,101 618
712Pittsburgh Pirates$38,133,000 31360.46367$ 2,974,264 321
912.5San Diego Padres$63,290,833 38310.55169$ 3,910,418 1510
1013Florida Marlins$60,408,834 34320.51566$ 4,361,066 1214
1113.5St. Louis Cardinals$92,106,833 44240.64768$ 4,987,068 252
1113.5Milwaukee Brewers$39,934,833 31370.45668$ 3,068,996 423
1315Arizona Diamondbacks$62,329,166 35350.50070$ 4,121,357 1416
1315Kansas City Royals$36,881,000 25430.36868$ 3,514,542 228
1315Tampa Bay Devil Rays$29,363,067 23460.33369$ 2,997,364 129
1616Los Angeles Angels$97,725,322 39290.57468$ 5,969,646 275
1616Detroit Tigers$69,092,000 33330.50066$ 5,139,074 1616
1816.5Oakland Athletics$55,425,762 29390.42668$ 4,553,232 924
1917Atlanta Braves$86,457,302 36330.52269$ 5,638,520 2113
2018Boston Red Sox$123,505,125 38300.55968$ 7,742,968 297
2118.5Philadelphia Phillies$95,522,000 38320.54370$ 5,817,505 2611
2118.5Chicago Cubs$87,032,933 34330.50767$ 6,189,348 2215
2118.5Colorado Rockies$48,155,000 22450.32867$ 5,292,476 730
2419.5Los Angeles Dodgers$83,039,000 33350.48568$ 5,994,794 2019
2520New York Mets$101,305,821 36320.52968$ 6,704,062 2812
2520Cincinnati Reds$61,892,583 27420.39169$ 5,381,964 1327
2722Seattle Mariners$87,754,334 31360.46367$ 6,844,585 2321
2722Houston Astros$76,779,000 28390.41867$ 6,630,170 1925
2924.5San Francisco Giants$90,199,500 28390.41867$ 7,789,083 2425
3025New York Yankees$208,306,817 33360.47869$ 14,820,248 3020