köpa Norvasc lagligt på nätet köpa Diovan i italien köpa generisk Zestril sänkt pris på Clarina Hydrochlorothiazide generisk Hydrochlorothiazide skillnad vad kan man köpa Bactrim vill köpa Neurontin rekommenderad dos Ginseng köpa Top Avana i amsterdam köpa Altace flashback 2015 Zestril tabletter pris sverige dosering Aciclovir k vart kan man beställa Imuran Cardizem eljo pris köpa Diclofenac i london snabb leverans av Famvir Aldactone shampoo köpa köpa Actos Meclizine dosering lunginflammation generisk Celexa i sverige sänkt pris Atarax skillnad mellan generisk Ophthacare vart ska man köpa Astelin Periactin låg dos bra sida att köpa Nimotop beställa billig Trandate beställa Celexa på internet köpa Lipotrexate på cypern Noroxin tabletter pris sverige hur kan man köpa Dutas köpa Zanaflex inom sverige beställa Emsam på faktura Methotrexate migrän dosering köpa Naltrexone för män generisk Cardizem biverkningar vad kostar Triamterene på recept köpa Celexa danmark billig Cytoxan sverige beställa Nizagara på nätet flashback hur beställa Atorlip-10 beställa Antabuse sverige köpa Acticin snabb leverans kan man köpa Glucophage i tyskland måste man ha recept på Ditropan beställa Keppra på faktura var köper man billig Luvox var köpa Himplasia på nätet snabb leverans på Avapro köpa laglig Silagra Cholestoplex beställa container beställa Deltasone england bästa pris Olanzapine Astelin strömbrytare pris beställa Propranolol olagligt Carafate hur stor dos generisk Celexa snabb leverans tips köpa Promethazine Nizagara jelly snabb leverans beställa Glucophage från sverige köpa Zaditor i vietnam Suprax dosering lunginflammation Zocor strömbrytare pris köpa Haldol inom eu beställa Tadapox olagligt kan man köpa Grifulvin V i tyskland Vasotec billig Cafergot lägre pris Floxin plåster pris är generisk Cholestoplex farligt kan man köpa Tenormin på apotek köpa Erexin-V tallinn köpa Baclofen i italien sänkt pris på Prednisolone köpa Inderal prag Viramune och träning dosering köpa jord Cleocin Ponstel köpa flashback vart kan man beställa Cozaar köpa Olanzapine super active köpa jord Propranolol köpa Skelaxin utan recept beställa Lipitor pulver köpa Sominex 2013 köpa Aciclovir snabbt köpa Nexium kräm olagligt att köpa Cialis Peni Large dosering vuxen beställa Actos för kvinnor kan man köpa Fluoxetine i kroatien köpa Premarin utan recept köpa Plavix i norge kan man köpa Cafergot på apoteket i sverige Colchicine snabb leverans beställa Tetracycline på faktura billig Allopurinol sverige köpa Lynoral budapest eljo Emsam uttag pris är det olagligt att köpa Minocin på nätet beställa Cabgolin online lägsta pris V-gel kan man köpa Olanzapine på gran canaria i vilka länder kan man köpa Elavil receptfritt eljo Fucidin pris Crestor snabb leverans sverige Tofranil dosering halsfluss är det lagligt köpa Plaquenil på nätet eljo Lynoral bästa pris köpa Indinavir grekland köpa Sildalis original Deltasone köpa apoteket lagligt att köpa Nexium på nätet Shallaki pris på apoteket köpa Tinidazole på faktura köp generisk Cyklokapron köpa Tretinoin 20mg behövs recept för Cardizem i spanien Tadalis gel pris apoteket köpa Sumycin i ungern pasteta od Plavix recept köpa Urispas 50mg kan man köpa Cytoxan i usa dosering Clozaril k kan man köpa Differin i turkiet eljo Plaquenil bästa pris beställa Cozaar inrikes köpa Renagel danmark köpa Trazodone orifarm hur kan man köpa Penegra eljo Purim uttag pris hur stor dos Doxazosin ska man ta Lipothin op recept lägre pris på Serevent kan man köpa Viramune på apoteket i sverige generisk Ashwagandha i sverige köpa Vasotec i malmö köpa Lioresal tyskland köpa Zyban i riga köpa Micronase på nätet sverige Fucidin pulver köpa pris på Micardis i sverige lagligt att köpa Aciclovir på nätet vågar man köpa Sildalis på nätet köpa Cialis inom sverige köpa Reglan på gran canaria apoteket Aciphex gel pris köpa Alesse internet Luvox migrän dos köpa Proscar seriöst dödlig dos av Erexin-V köpa Eulexin online 2013 pris på Big Appeal på apoteket bra ställe att köpa Carbozyne köpa Etodolac budapest beställa Motilium köpa Yasmin köpenhamn fungerar generisk Robaxin kan man köpa Lincocin spanien försäljning Viramune rekommenderad dos Tegretol skillnad mellan generisk Valtrex hur få recept på Seroflo vågar man köpa Allegra på nätet köpa Bactrim forum var kan man beställa Ralista köpa Shallaki usa pris Glucovance apotek hjärtat köpa Tadalis postförskott Desyrel dosering sömn köpa Triamcinolone olagligt Synthroid oral lösning dosering eljo Paxil bästa pris köpa Prednisone på nätet köpa Rumalaya i usa kan man köpa Levlen på gran canaria köpa Kytril grekland kan man köpa Cefadroxil utan recept köpa Lincocin i stockholm beställa Phenergan från thailand pris på Wellbutrin med recept Benfotiamine billig hur köpa Benzac kan man köpa Citalopram på apoteket var köper man Benfotiamine utan recept var kan man köpa Tadalis Compazine dos migrän köpa Mycelex-g inrikes Clomid dos migrän köpa Penegra i bangkok köpa Prevacid på nätet billigt beställa Clarinex på nätet lagligt beställa Zetia kan man köpa Cyklokapron i thailand köpa Cytotec turkiet köpa Floxin i riga köpa Dostinex i barcelona köpa Viagra i apoteket köpa Paxil från turkiet pris på Malegra på apoteket beställa Albendazole inrikes bra sida att köpa Seroquel Diflucan kräm köpa köpa Minomycin phuket Suhagra att köpa Ralista receptfritt pris köpa Keppra i kina behövs recept för Cafergot i spanien köpa Charboleps lagligt eljo Citalopram uttag pris köpa Erexor från sverige viagra Myambutol köpa kan man köpa Cefadroxil i sverige Crestor strömställare pris köpa Aspirin polen köpa Meclizine för män köpa Brahmi 400 mg Seroflo utan recept i sverige Diovan billig Baclofen oral jelly köpa köpa Temovate lagligt i sverige kan man köpa Neurontin i spanien bästa stället att köpa Singulair på Dapoxetine oral jelly köpa dosering Deltasone k köpa Etodolac för tjejer köpa Chloramphenicol i italien Renagel jelly köpa säker sida att köpa Propecia köpa Aristocort på kreta köpa Anafranil 10mg lagligt att köpa Celexa Antabuse lägre pris köpa Yasmin prag generisk Norvasc snabb leverans köpa Trial Erection packs för män köpa Arimidex för män köpa Actos phuket köpa Finpecia i amsterdam Cefixime pris sverige kan man köpa Buspar i tyskland köpa Styplon barcelona köpa Sarafem spanien beställa Zyprexa för kvinnor är det olagligt att köpa Sarafem på nätet generisk Neurontin snabb leverans köpa NPXL apoteket eljo Tricor dimmer pris köpa Rogaine 5 i prag köpa Innopran egypten Dostinex var köpa olagligt att beställa Diakof var köpa Promethazine Prograf lägre pris är det olagligt att köpa Stromectol på nätet köpa Ophthacare online 2013 pris Pamelor apotek hjärtat köpa Terramycin danmark Bestina flytande dosering Metoclopramide dos migrän kan man köpa Provera på mallorca kan man köpa Yasmin på apoteket i spanien köpa Flonase super active Glucovance pris apoteket funkar generisk Plavix köpa Fertomid säkert online var köpa Periactin V-gel köpa kan man köpa Aldactone i prag att köpa Lipothin i sverige köpa Tretinoin danmark köpa Zyprexa på kreta beställa Mestinon online flashback är det lagligt köpa Furosemide på nätet apoteket Ciplox pris billig Arava sverige var köpa Naprosyn billigt Hytrin dosering migrän köpa kvinnlig Cystone är det säkert att köpa Zetia på nätet köpa Clarinex i malmö generisk Dapoxetine i sverige hur kan jag köpa Avapro Ampicillin dosering till katt köpa Betnovate på nätet billigt köpa Trazodone budapest var köpa Arcoxia billigt köpa Innopran i bulgarien köpa Beconase AQ butik billig Apcalis snabb leverans vart kan man beställa Septilin hur får man Buspar på recept köpa Zestril göteborg Tulasi lägre pris köpa Florinef 10mg köpa Voltaren 50mg billig Orlistat sverige kan man köpa Panmycin i danmark köpa Shatavari i london Elimite säker leverans vad kostar Paxil på recept Trazodone vägguttag pris köpa Elimite på gran canaria kan man köpa Plavix på teneriffa fungerar generisk Ophthacare köpa Singulair i malmö köpa Terramycin forum Celexa dosering halsfluss köpa Lipitor spanien flytande Lanoxin dos beställa Valtrex online Differin online utan recept apotekets pris på Decadron var kan man köpa äkta Atorlip-20 Vasotec pris gatan pris Bupron SR på apoteket beställa Prevacid för kvinnor köpa Trimox kroatien köpa äkta Viramune på nätet köpa Diltiazem i phuket Roxithromycin köpa flashback Skelaxin dos första gången var köpa Benfotiamine på nätet Anacin snabb leverans köpa Atarax säkert på nätet köpa Sumycin phuket köpa Toradol online billigt dosering Kamagra k var köpa äkta Voltaren köpa billig Imuran lagligt att beställa Allegra på nätet vad kan man köpa Claritin olagligt att beställa Lisinopril köpa Zenegra grekland apoteket hjärtat Trileptal pris köpa Shuddha på rhodos bästa sidan att köpa Amoxil köpa Imuran online 2013 köpa Brahmi utan recept Sominex online snabb leverans behöver man recept för Hoodia hur kan man köpa Omnicef Aldactone på nätet utan recept köpa Doxazosin på postförskott beställa hem Zestoretic köpa Hoodia kräm köpa Coreg i sverige flashback Diarex dosering halsfluss generisk Dramamine sverige Confido dos nervositet köpa Coreg från england köpa Silagra 20mg pris på Bupron SR på apoteket Copegus till hund dosering köpa Mestinon i indien Diclofenac dosering ångest pris på Lamisil på apoteket köpa Zofran på rhodos köpa Shallaki på internet var köpa äkta Zyprexa vågar man köpa Caverta på nätet fungerar generisk Speman köpa billiga Florinef billig Bactrim snabb leverans köpa Prevacid i sverige flashback Atorlip-5 online utan recept köpa Prandin lagligt på nätet lagligt att beställa Caverta Fosamax gel på recept var köper man billig Finpecia Synthroid jelly köpa Naltrexone mot ångest dos för hög dos Florinef köpa eljo Nasonex Ampicillin 10 mg köpa i vilka länder kan man köpa Maxalt receptfritt köpa Reminyl gran canaria Venlor dosering lunginflammation Lanoxin oral jelly köpa billig Dramamine på nätet köpa Prevacid olagligt köpa Tadalis på nätet billigt bästa stället att köpa Himplasia på Amaryl plåster pris köpa Prometrium inom sverige köpa Omnicef amsterdam köpa Danazol sverige flashback våga köpa Urispas på nätet kan man köpa Sinequan i frankrike Inderal pulver köpa var kan jag köpa Lariam eljo Flexisyn uttag pris jag vill köpa Hydrochlorothiazide var kan jag köpa Nootropil dödlig dos Precose köpa Geriforte online sverige köpa Moduretic i tallin beställa Valtrex online flashback beställa Erexin-V på nätet 2014 Styplon på recept köpa Bactrim köpenhamn köpa Indocin lagligt är det lagligt köpa Precose på nätet lägsta pris Voltaren generisk Atarax snabb leverans Evecare eljo pris köpa Lynoral online flashback Silvitra snabb leverans köpa Viagra lagligt på nätet bästa stället att köpa Dostinex köpa Flonase estland Bupron SR dosering vuxen köpa Lamisil inom sverige köpa Panmycin oslo köpa billiga Himplasia beställa billig Caverta Crestor 10 mg köpa köpa Finax på postförskott pris på Brahmi i turkiet kan man köpa Zestril i grekland olagligt att köpa Lotensin behövs recept för Minocycline köpa Dipyridamole stockholm Bactrim nervositet dos behöver man recept för Zithromax Combivent pris på apoteket Dostinex vilken dos beställa hem Confido Atorlip-10 köpa apoteket kan man köpa Ciplox i turkiet Saw Palmetto bra pris Glucophage uttag pris beställa Ditropan på internet beställa Isoniazid Femcare hexal köpa köpa Confido i bangkok behövs recept för Minocycline i spanien köpa Terramycin alanya beställa Trazodone jelly hur får man Nizagara på recept köpa Mestinon på internet generisk Keftab biverkningar beställa Pristiq för kvinnor kan man köpa Medrol receptfritt säkert att köpa Alavert på nätet Compazine jelly snabb leverans beställa Seroquel jelly Glucovance turkiet pris bra ställe att köpa Mobic köpa Kemadrin lagligt måste man ha recept för att köpa Avalide köpa Shuddha göteborg köpa Prograf i butik köpa Flonase 100mg köpa Lasuna från turkiet köpa Alli polen köpa Buspar på kanarieöarna köpa Prograf tallinn i vilka länder kan man köpa Ceftin receptfritt Detrol turkiet pris Nexium dosering halsfluss pris på Isoptin på apoteket beställa container Albenza göteborg hur stor dos Chloramphenicol ska man ta Viagra dosering sömn svårt att få recept på Augmentin var köpa Mestinon billigt köpa Abana 2013 lagligt att beställa Zofran på nätet är det olagligt att köpa Alli på nätet köpa Casodex 20mg köpa Urispas danmark köpa Propecia i sverige köp Mentat utan recept kan man köpa Maxalt utan recept hur stor dos Tofranil ska man ta köpa Cephalexin i butik kan man köpa Aldactone på nätet köpa Rumalaya på internet Femara flytande dosering Chloramphenicol bra pris köpa Ophthacare forum våga köpa Accutane på nätet Diakof plåster pris köp billig Lincocin köpa Erythromycin göteborg snabb leverans Erexor snabb leverans av Advair köpa Celadrin från england Kytril köpa online Prednisolone gel pris apoteket var kan man köpa Lynoral receptfritt lägre pris på Aspirin beställa Xenical från thailand köpa Robaxin i italien Metformin utan recept i sverige Clonidine mot nervositet dos köpa Keftab 20mg kan man köpa Fincar receptfritt köpa Lotrisone danmark är det lagligt köpa Charboleps på nätet beställa Procardia på faktura
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Written by Maury Brown   
Friday, 25 January 2008 01:59
Money

A Detailed Look At How Teams Spent Over the Course of 2007

2007 will be remembered for more than a few things, not the least of which is the dirge which has become the year in and year out steroid story. But, beyond that tiresome issue, baseball seems to have become this sport where the unexpected can become the expected.

2007 represented the year where teams that would seem impossibly out of place in the postseason, got in, and in the case of the Rockies, created one of the hottest streaks in recent memory till that Cinderella story hit the skids when they faced the Red Sox in the World Series.

The reason I say “impossible” has to do with how the team looked on paper. After all, short of what must have been viewed as the delusional Rockies fan, who would have thunk that the Rockies would have made the World Series?

And, when the final figures for year end payroll for each of the 30 teams was made available yesterday, it’s enough for Bud Selig to puff his chest out and say, “Parity has fully arrived.”

Year End Payroll Figures Shows Increase of Over $217 Million From Opening Day

You know the saying… “It takes money to make money.” Apparently, MLB teams had this mounted above the door last year. If you’re a Rays, Marlins, or Nationals fan, you may think otherwise, but consider this…

(Select Read More to see payroll data for all 30 teams for 2007, along with extensive analysis)

Below are the total team payrolls for each of the 30 teams at the end of 2007:

Team
Payroll
Yankees $218,311,394
Red Sox $155,402,595
Dodgers $125,581,316
Mets $120,927,727
Cubs $115,943,318
Mariners $114,367,309
Angels $111,038,577
Phillies $101,823,122
Giants $101,539,796
White Sox $100,189,832
Cardinals $99,329,875
Tigers $98,519,780
Astros $97,213,020
Orioles $95,269,977
Blue Jays $95,069,351
Braves $92,634,468
Rangers $78,923,435
Athletics $78,482,125
Reds $73,072,635
Brewers $72,751,641
Twins $71,938,505
Indians $71,887,236
D-Backs $70,448,367
Padres $67,490,967
Royals $62,264,855
Rockies $61,348,681
Pirates $51,360,907
Nationals $43,254,278
Marlins $33,072,472
Rays $31,817,020

Final 2007 payrolls for the 30 major league teams, according to information received by clubs from the commissioner's office. Figures are for 40-man rosters and include salaries and prorated shares of signing bonuses, earned incentive bonuses, non-cash compensation, buyouts of unexercised options and cash transactions. In some cases, parts of salaries that are deferred are discounted to reflect present-day values.

To keep you from having to break out the calculator, that is a total of $2,711,274,581 for player payroll in all of MLB at the end of the year. This to go along with $6.075 billion in total revenues last season (you may now pick your jaw up off the floor).

At the league level (and the AL East, for that matter), the Yankees (the largest spender on player payroll) spent nearly 7 times as much as the Rays (smallest spender on player payroll) in 2007. In the case of the Yankees, they get the prize for posting a record for player payroll, which they could have avoided without signing Roger Clemens to a prorated contract of $17.4 million for 18 appearances. It was the ninth consecutive year that the Yankees posted the largest payroll. Consider this... The last team to beat out the Yankees as the total team payroll winner was (ready?) the Baltimore Orioles in 1998 when they posted a $71,860,921 at the end of the year to the Yankees second place showing of $65,663,698, followed by the Dodgers ($62,806,667), Braves ($61,708,000), Rangers ($60,519,595), and Indians ($59,543,165) and Red Sox ($59,497,000).

In looking at end of year (EOY) salary, one needs to consider how matters shifted for a team over a given year. If the team is performing poorly at some relative point in the season, clubs will look to shed payroll. If a team is performing well, they may increase payroll in a push to make the playoffs.

Oh, and one more thing before I go further, I didn't post a typo...The Mariners (you know, that team in that city way up there on the map) continues to make money hand over fist, and is spending to go with. 

Below are the Opening Day figures for 2007:

Team
Payroll
Yankees $195,229,045
Red Sox $143,526,214
Mets $117,915,819
White Sox
$109,680,16
Angels $109,251,333
Dodgers $108,704,524
Mariners $106,516,833
Cubs $99,937,000
Tigers $95,180,369
Orioles $95,107,80
Giants $90,469,056
Cardinals $90,286,823
Braves $89,492,685
Phillies $89,368,214
Astros $87,759,500
Athletics $79,938,369
Blue Jays $79,925,600
Brewers $71,986,500
Twins $71,439,500
Reds $69,154,980
Rangers $68,818,675
Royals $67,366,500
Indians $61,673,267
Padres $58,235,567
Rockies $54,424,000
D-Backs $52,067,546
Pirates
$38,604,500
Nationals
$37,347,500
Marlins
$30,507,000
Rays $24,124,200

Glancing back at the end of year figures shows the following:

  • Largest Increase in Player Payroll from Opening Day – Yankees ($23,082,349), Diamondbacks ($18,380,821), Dodgers ($16,876,792), Cubs ($16,006,318), Blue Jays ($15,143,751)
  • Those Decreasing Player Payroll from Opening Day – White Sox (-$9,490,335), Royals (-$5,101,645), Athletics (-$1,456,244).

Some may have noticed that in the label for decreases, I didn’t say “largest”. That’s because those three teams encompass all who lowered player payroll over the course of the season, otherwise all 27 teams increased player payroll by the end of the year. In total, teams increased salary by a whopping $217,235,488 over the course of 2007. Remember me talking about the Rays, Marlins and Nationals? Even the bottom feeders increased payroll over the course of the year. The low man on the totem pole, the Tampa Bay Rays at #30, raised player payroll the most over those three teams. The Rays increased player payroll from Opening Day $7,692,820 compared to the Marlins ($2,565,472), and Nationals ($5,906,778).

If you climb one more step up from the Nationals, you’ll find the Pirates, who increased player payroll by an eye-popping (at least by Pirates standards) $12,756,407. Here’s the bad news: it wasn’t a good thing (if you’re a Pirates fan). Nearly all of it came by way of Matt Morris (good thing if you’re a Giants fan). His total salary was $9.5 million for ’07, and he arrived with the Pirates at the trade deadline (July 31st), so not all of that figure was absorbed by the Pirates. Still, it was pure Dave Littlefield, which means you can all but bet Frank Coonley and Neal Huntington will be looking to move him in ’08 when his $9.5 million salary kicks in.

Spending Wisely. Spending Poorly. Not Spending At All

This is the point where we all bow down to Dan O’Dowd, and Mark Shapiro, while showing our backside to the former two-headed monster of Mike Flanagan and Jim Duquette, as well as Brian Sabean. Remember, it’s not how much you spend; it’s how wisely you spend it.

One way to look at how efficiently General Managers spend, we can break down payroll and wins with Marginal Payroll/Marginal Wins.

Read more on Marginal Payroll/Marginal Wins with this article from the late, great Doug Pappas

MP/MW reflects how much a team has spent above a theoretical minimum, represented by the following formula:

(club payroll - (28 x major league minimum) / ((winning percentage - .300) x 162)

When looking at the figures, the lower they are, the more efficiently that team has spent.

Understand, that just because a team is efficient doesn’t mean they have been effective. If you have a low payroll figure, and don’t win, well… it may be great for the bean counters, but it’s useless in the form of league based sports where winning is the goal.

The following is a breakdown by key categories using MP/MW

(See Complete Data for all 30 Clubs by MP/MW by way of Google Docs) 

Most Efficient, but Ineffective

The Marlins are the most efficient team in 2007, but they were also woefully ineffective. With a $22,432,472 Marginal Payroll, which translates to 22.36 Marginal Wins, or $1,001,450 per Marginal Win, they spent the least, but went 71-91 (.438). Other teams that saved money, but didn’t gain in the win column would be Tampa Bay ($1,217,070 per Marginal Win, but a 66-96 (.407) record), and Washington ($1,336,651 per Marginal Win, but a 73-89 (.451) record).

Rebuilding, perpetually rebuilding, or living on revenue-sharing welfare. Let’s play Match Game with those teams.

Most Efficient, and Most Effective

Here’s where Bud gets to puff out his chest. This year saw three teams in the lower third by total player payroll make the playoffs, with the team posting the 26th lowest payroll (Colorado, 90-73 (.552)) going to the World Series. A team with a payroll that low going to the World Series is truly a remarkable bit of history. Cleveland (22nd) and Arizona (23rd) make the other teams that were incredibly efficient and incredibly effective by winning games with very little in the pocketbooks.

In terms of MP/MW, the Rockies were the third most effective team in terms of how they spent (40.82 Marginal Wins, or $1,233,788 cost per Marginal Win), just behind Tampa Bay. So, the team that wound up the second best at the end of the year, spent efficiently about the same as the worst team in the league. Dan O’Dowd, take a bow. Coming in second behind the Rockies, is Mark Shapiro and the Cleveland Indians (47.4 Marginal Wins, or $1,292,136 per Marginal Win. 96-66 (.593)). Arizona and Josh Byrnes is third in the rankings of most efficient and most effective (41.4 Marginal Wins, or $1,444,647 per Marginal Win. 90-72 (.593)).

By the way… If the Padres had won the one game playoff at the end of the season (or, if you’re a Padres fan, and the call was right), San Diego and Kevin Towers would have been just ahead of Arizona (40.1 Marginal Wins, or $1,417,730 per Marginal Win. 89-74 (.546)).

Inefficient, but Effective

These are the teams that blasted cash, but can shrug and say, “So what? We made the playoffs.”

At the top of the list is the Boston Red Sox, who had the second highest player payroll in all of MLB ($155,402,595) and ranked 7th in terms of cost per Marginal Win ($3,054,063). But the winner, hands down, for spending like mad, but at least being able to say they made the playoffs is the New York Yankees with a Marginal Payroll of $207,671,394, 45.36 Marginal Wins, and $4,574,260 per Marginal Win. In other words, the Yankees spent nearly 4 times as much per win as the Rockies did… and still didn’t make it to the World Series. You have to jump to #9 in the list of those that spent the most per win with the Cubs (36.45 Marginal Wins, or $2,892,948 per Marginal Win. 85-77 (.525)), before you get into a team that spent mucho, but at least could say they made the playoffs in spite of it. That tells you that there was more than a few…

Inefficient and Ineffective

Welcome to the place you don’t want to be. That place where you spend like a drunken sailor, only to wind up at the end of the season with an embarrassing hangover. At the top of the list is the Baltimore Orioles and Mike Flanagan and Jim Duquette. At $4,148,528 per Marginal Win (69-93 (.426)), they are second behind the Yankees in spending the most per win. The problem is, they came in fourth in the AL East. At least the Rays can say they didn’t throw money down the drain, even if they were in the cellar.

Just behind the Orioles sits Brian Sabean and San Francisco with $4,058,027 per Marginal Win (71-91 (.438)). Their problem was finishing dead last in the NL West. Other suckers include Kenny Williams and the While Sox ($3,826,916 per Marginal Win 72-90 (.444) and a fourth place finish in the AL Central (Kansas City was at least the most efficient, even if they came in last in the Division). The other team that I suppose should be mentioned is the Dodgers, who rank 6th in spending the most per Marginal Win ($3,441,357), spending the most in the NL West on player payroll while posting a fourth place finish in the NL West. The only slack they get is that the NL West was hot in 2007, and going 82-80 (.506) didn’t mean much.

Breaking Down Payroll by Most and Least By Division (using cost per Marginal Win)

AL East

  • Highest – Yankees (EOY Payroll $218,311,394, MP $207,671,394, MW 45.36, cost per MW $4,574,260)
  • Lowest – Rays (EOY Payroll $31,817,020, MP $21,177,020, MW 17.33, cost per MW $1,217,070)

AL Central

  • Highest – White Sox (EOY Payroll $100,189,832, MP $89,549,832, MW 23.33, cost per MW $3,826,916)
  • Lowest – Indians (EOY Payroll $71,887,236, MP $61,247,236, MW 47.47, cost per MW $1,292,136)

AL West

  • Highest – Mariners (EOY Payroll $114,367,309, MP $103,727,309, MW 39.37, cost per MW $2,632,673)
  • Lowest – Angels (EOY Payroll $111,038,577, MP $67,842,125, MW 45.36, cost per MW $2,211,422)

NL East

  • Highest – Mets (EOY Payroll $120,927,727, MP $110,287,727, MW 39.37, cost per MW $2,799,181)
  • Lowest – Marlins (EOY Payroll $33,072,472, MP $61,247,236, MW 22.36, cost per MW $1,001,450)

NL Central

  • Highest – Astros (EOY Payroll $97,213,020, MP $86,573,020, MW 24.46, cost per MW $3,539,082)
  • Lowest – Brewers (EOY Payroll $72,751,641, MP $62,111,641, MW 34.34, cost per MW $1,808,515)

NL West

  • Highest – Giants (EOY Payroll $101,539,796, MP $90,899,796, MW 22.40, cost per MW $4,058,027)
  • Lowest – Rockies (EOY Payroll $61,348,681, MP $50,708,681, MW 41.10, cost per MW $1,233,788)

Playoff Teams (Ranked by Cost per Marginal Win - Most Efficent):

Team
EOY Payroll
Marginal Payroll
Marginal Wins
Cost Per MW
Rockies
$61,348,681
$50,708,681
40.82
$1,242,129
Indians
$71,887,236
$61,247,236
47.47
$1,290,339
D-Backs
$70,448,367
$59,808,367
41.47
$1,442,138
Angels
$111,038,577
$100,398,577
45.36
$2,213,373
Phillies
$101,823,122
$91,183,122
40.34
$2,260,477
Cubs
$115,943,318
$105,303,318
36.45
$2,888,980
Red Sox
$155,402,595
$144,762,595
47.47
$3,049,817
Yankees
$218,311,394
$207,671,394
45.36
$4,578,294

 Salary Data Source: The Associated Press, Ronald Blum


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