lithium prices 2012 where to buy live rock purchase diclofenac sr best site to buy betapace best site get xalatan benicar sales aurochem laboratories india pvt ltd mumbai how to get glucotrol xl on line buy prilosec 40 buyers of sarafem canada tamoxifen in bodybuilding duetact rxlist comprar viagra generico online espan~a zentel tablets 400mg ranitidine no prescription american alligator facts sheet olanzapine now co uk trimox now cheap lexapro buy online buy lady era with e check cheapest paroxetine drugs pharmacy altace order on web where can i get some doxazosin order generic finasteride kamagra 100 side effects can buy ventolin online betnovate cream buy ordering lipitor canada altace medicine online buy acticin paypal buy premarin cream famciclovir buy uk what doses does atarax come in interactions metronidazole side effects nhs innovative research tadalafil i pill cholestoplex website canadian popular pills online abilify kaufen ginseng suppositories buy cheap ciplox free delivery nombre del generico de viagra what is haldol used to treat saw palmetto pills hair buy tadapox singapore seroquel tablets 25mg post cycle therapy brand advair diskus cytoxan online low cost cialis professional meridia uk online sale buy lotensin pills avapro generic date express scripts specialty pharmacy form canadian pharmacy online northwest how to purchase florinef online side effects of methotrexate for psoriasis robaxin overnight fedex how to by nitroglycerin online lamisil online terbinafine canada pharmacy acheter ginseng rouge paris comprar famvir original how to buy nitrofurantoin in london cheap oxytrol free delivery pyar ka dard hai written update desi tashan furosemide india where do i buy finax prednisone medication uses alesse doctors online buy alli online singapore spc number 1 sex pill for men cialis al miglior prezzo lynoral order cost of yasminelle alphagan with no perscription compare prices suprax online generic betapace side effects of vytorin 10-40 mg over the counter fertility pills canada prescription free viagra in australia what is ic promethazine 25 mg cozaar shop net buy requip 20 what are the side effects of taking too much ventolin dipyridamole lawsuit settlements atarax to buy in england generic actos 30 mg dosage order ethionamide cheap crestor fast usa adalat oros dose renagel coupon code pharmacy mexico differin nizoral fast india where is premarin manufacturer yasmin generic zarah allegra medication online where to nitrofurantoin trazodone drug in usa pharmacy buy tinidazole canada beat way to order viagra sublingual salbutamol vs terbutaline in children online pharmacy no prescription needed cozaar lotrisone india prescription discount Purchase propecia 1mg buy cleocin hcl low price clonidine uk cialis american ates,i very cheap fluoxetine what are side effects of norvasc indian generics online tadalis sx buy cheap generic avodart without citalopram tablets buy switching from prozac to zoloft zithromax mail order zyprexa zydis uk has synthroid been discontinued can you only get kamagra gold on prescription amitriptyline where to buy finpecia sold over counter naprosyn dosage for dogs sominex online usa no prescription cheap retino-a cream 0,025 pills buy valtrex tablets uk viagra uk online pharmacy wellbutrin looking for side effects of rosuvastatin calcium tablets seroquel from uk where is lasix made buy viagra 25mg uk is viagra generic in the us norvasc online in us brand cialis jelly buy acivir pills reviews and dosage canada luvox tablets online .05 tretinoin gel megalis 20 fincar in croatia lotrisone cream for yeast infection duetact roche precio argentina suprax drug oversea buy rosuvastatin australia generic finasteride buy uk purchase naprosyn cheap etodolac pct buy best place to buy isoptin in canada lozol generic 2013 drugs buy diclofenac with no rx brand levitra online coupon code decadron iv administration rate ordering cafergot here in canada order live crawfish bait without a script cod cheap alphagan buying zyrtec in manchester prescription drug pyridium how to use red ginseng powder accutane 10 mg purchase avalide in usa augmentin 375 mg tabletki buy hydrochlorothiazide from mexico online buy prinivil xr without prescription what is the generic drug for lamictal www.depoproveraonline.com can you buy things on ebay with paypal phone in order for kamagra oral jelly ibuprofen alcohol stomach pain cheap midamor pills what is the best alternative to nexium suhagra online store promethazine over counter substitute ditropan canada online no prescription chloroquine on line no script ou acheter du baclofene sans ordonnance diclofenac potassium rxlist cymbalta online no prescription ponstel where to buy pletal and plavix together online pharmacy uk zoloft what does promethazine do to your body cipro 500mg canada nexium with no perscription methotrexate tablets for psoriasis purim medicine online luvox cr for anxiety lowest price elimite can you buy zovirax over counter australia brafix shoppers drug mart buy isoptin mg 1000 year old ginseng sumycin for dogs buy alesse pills missed wellbutrin available over counter best fertility drugs for pcos what medication for anxiety attacks uk prescription buy cheap accutane tricor where can i buy it order clomid online no prescription with a mastercard express care pharmacy in arizona nootropil doctors online alli slimming tablets ireland buy remeron greece how do you get viagra online without a prescription canadian health act 5 principles very cheap advair diskus what is himcolin pills used for azithromycin 250 mg z pack comprar lozol pela internet how to take trental mg blopress pas cher italie cheapest drug ortho tri-cyclen what does kd stand for in adalat can you buy vasotec over the counter in germany where is alli sold in canada do you need rx clonidine is cephalexin available over the counter what is ranitidine bismuth citrate canadian alliance for development initiatives and projects (cadip) isoptin dosage and administration amoxil antibiotics while pregnant roxithromycin 10 mg cost depakote schedule ii drug rumalaya order by phone bentyl medicine children colospa by mail order tenormin without prescription miami zithromax dose for strep throat how to by levitra online what are water pills for high blood pressure solu medrol dose pack ophthacare price codeine and promethazine dosage where can i buy the morning after pill buying hytrin using paypal mentat ds syrup order by phone belize pharmacy non prescription pulmicort pharmacy how to get shallaki in australia diovan dosage nexium uk boots buy avalide purchase propranolol on line in india lisinopril not generic multinational pharmaceutical companies india voveran online price online pharmacy compare accutane prescription macrodantin nitrofurantoin 50mg one direction get chlamydia flagyl er india actoplus met from india herpes medication no prescription buy malegra dxt boots pharmacy generic viagra uk online to buy zerit in uk brahmin handbags discount suppliers contraceptive pill yasmin weight gain generic actos canada pioglitazone sex and the city the man the myth the viagra song best generic revia sites cane you order rhinocort canadian pharmacy lisinopril without a prescription nizagara mexico cialis viagra delivery within usa 2 3 day toradol pain pills best concetraption advair copd treatment can you get bactrim over counter lipitor express canada to buy quibron-t stieva-a 0.025 what are ciplox tablets used for cost of pyridium without insurance order pariet cheap order buy prescription eurax naprosyn 100mg buy escuchar canciones del padre chelo elavil order by phone effexor xr reviews for men bactrim complaints generic toprol xl overnite shipping are there any over the counter alternatives to viagra before brand advair diskus shoppers drug mart albenza direct pharmacy real rogaine results what is propranolol 10 mg viagra sublingual uk next day delivery tetracycline suppliers overseas proventil hfa shelf life ordering glucotrol xl diet pharmacy buy topamax 100 oral acne medication minocycline bactroban tablets online low carbon energy university alliance tsinghua brand dilantin buy zovirax 400 mg herpes aciphex tablets 40mg st davids artane for sale avalide ships from india buy cytotec singapore parlodel 2.5 mg 30 tablet micronase brand order mexitil online purchase mexico pharmacy diclofenac gel cheap celebrex 40 mg indian online buy trandate bactrim ds 800-160 dosage for uti sublingual canada generic buy viagra purchase luvox 100mg buy viagra online thailand augmentin tablets what are the used imiquimod cream 5 cost benadryl australia diphenhydramine pills that get you high yahoo answers canadian health care mall cialis pharmacy checker blog advair diskus over the couter how often can i take cialis 20mg tegretol without prescription miami elimite pills increasing sperm count and quality best place to buy olanzapine how to use proventil hfa original celexa online venlor generic name dramamine lowest price zithromax dosage for uti tegretol no rx lamictal without a prescription from us femara online in us remedio para emagrecer alli onde comprar accutane over the counter discount minoxidil rogaine for women to buy antabuse over the counter provera pill identifier xanax generic reviews on allegra cheapest sinemet allopurinol dose for gout order acivir pills 10 pharmacy acheter digoxin pas cher compazine no prescription canada rhinocort for men in usa how to get estrace in australia what does reglan cause betneval 0.1 pommade pharmacies buy vpxl alesse for discount prescription actos price japan buying doxycycline using paypal beat way to order premarin purchase menosan is voltaren a prescription drug discount generic accutane online neurontin purchase what is apo-citalopram 20 mg kamagra jelly wikipedia side effects of indocin low cost overnight tinidazole best place to order differin in us buy retin a online no prescription speman order on web bayer crystal aspirin in canada vasotec cost comparison trandate mail order india buy cordarone 40 best active prices canadian pharmacy super cialis online how to get finast drug generic gyne-lotrimin for sale on line best pharmacy to order lotrisone fluoxetine generic effectiveness securetabsonline cialis 20mg can you buy fucidin h cream over the counter what is mentat made of premarin over counter drug cheap finasteride uk free canadian family tree search buy midamor online no prescription united states where can i get olanzapine augmentin liquid rxlist buy perfume online international delivery minocycline skin pigmentation prandin tablet sale compare prices elocon online medicine store usa zestril paypal allegra over the counter 1996 where to buy nexium with amex diclofenac gel results forum pharmacy express corp ontario can you buy ventolin online what does maxalt do lancet azithromycin bronchiectasis non persciption aldactone best online pharmacy generic purinethol buy actos online no prescription drugs cheap keflex 40 mg what is benzac made of danazol lawsuit vermox plus walgreens order paroxetine lowest price where to buy anti depression medication can i order prevacid no prescription in the usa where to apcalis sx different kinds asthma inhalers order aripiprazole (abilify) online zoloft canadian online overnight pharmacy s and m bikes desyrel generic 2013 drugs no rx cephalexin online how to buy bystolic buy atacand online no prescription us dapoxetine cheap uk ventolin costco kamagra chewable mg buy buy genuine elocon uk cialis 20 mg side effects rheumatoid arthritis blood test buy ventolin inhaler no prescription omnicef 100 mg ??? lisinopril perth australia erectile dysfunction samples what drug category is zenegra low cost actos generic suprax available pletal medication order where to get lithium orotate buy minocin boots pharmacy pramipexole dihydrochloride uses can i buy viagra in tijuana nolvadex not generic genuine cialis tablets buy colchicine australia buy meclizine hong kong prescription buy aygestin online cheap isoptin pharmacy celexa heart problems lawsuit can you buy propecia australia prescription medicine for dog diarrhea generic protonix safe buy lopid boots pharmacy why is there a shortage of apcalis sx xenical 120 mg reviews lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide no prescription best non prescription flea medicine for dogs prednisolone for dogs ear infection generic allopurinol 100mg cialis testimonials forum comprar benemid original en madrid ventolin hfa online pharmacy lamictal dose for seizures propranolol refill pack but otc valtrex ephedraxin shop lipitor australia side effects prophylactic dose of doxycycline for malaria diclofenac generic brand actos online purchase how to use ventolin diskus cheap clomid tablets ventolin delivery uk healthcare alliance scam over the counter amaryl side effects of procardia dipyridamole tablets for sale buy casodex boots pharmacy buy triamterene online no prescription us doxycycline capsules acne how much does levaquin 500 mg cost celadrin side effects long term use rumalaya gel roche precio argentina how to purchase nymphomax online amlodipine maleate or besylate is it illegal to order generic lithium furosemide cheap uk pharmacy protonix medicine used for vermox discount voucher ceftin discount can i buy viagra over the counter uk cheap genuine prednisone online brand viagra ordering no prescription nizoral price india viagra online kaufen paypal where can you buy pain pills online 1 cheap abilify online pharmacy tegretol discount voucher order non generic yagara what does prazosin do provera didn;t work...now what order abortion pill online uk buy chloramphenicol online no prescription us what does ginseng do to your body which uk site to buy lithium minocycline 100mg for acne reviews tamoxifen australian customs plavix loading dose use is silagra a prescription drug best place to buy online cheap kamagra how long should i use retin a for acne ciprofloxacino para que sirve 500 mg generic name for altace order naprosyn pill buy provera with visa 5mg cialis daily use femara dosage recommended lopid online bestellen side effects of inderal la 80 keflex uk next day delivery can you buy propranolol over the counter avapro dose sizes med cab ophthacare fast speman delivery sildenafil viagra and ophthalmology nootropil no prrescription prescription bystolic take where to get acai berry juice in stores order adalat 40 mg buy brand levitra lowest price morning after pill free manchester buy zanaflex tablets india levitra tablets uses order avalide 300 25mg what does cleocin look like buy lanoxin tablets online a good web page to buy zithromax with no script zenegra sale cheap online pharmacy buy cialis tablets australia buy liverpool fc tickets 2012
Home Maury Brown By the Numbers: 2007 Player Payroll for the 30 MLB Clubs

Like Shoot to Thrill - An AC/DC Tribute on Facebook!

An authentic tribute of AC/DC that covers the best of the Bon Scott era and the best of Brian Johnson's material

Who's Online?

We have 1031 guests online

Atom RSS

By the Numbers: 2007 Player Payroll for the 30 MLB Clubs PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 2
PoorBest 
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


Maury Brown

Maury Brown is the founder and president of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is also an author for Baseball Prospectus, Basketball Prospectus and is an available writer for other media outlets.

Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

 
 
Banner

Poll

Should MLB Force Jeffery Loria to Sell the Marlins?