April 29, 2008

Salary vs Performance: "What baseball teams are spending their money well, and how does it change over the course of the season?"

posted by scully to baseball at 08:40 PM - 5 comments

Hey, that's pretty neat. Look at Detroit's line versus Arizona's line. Yikes.

posted by NoMich at 08:52 PM on April 29

Yeah, thanks terrapin. I'm gonna bookmark and visit often. I had no idea that there was a $180,000,000.00 difference between the top and bottom salaries.

posted by BoKnows at 09:05 PM on April 29


posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:06 PM on April 29

Two words for the Giants: Barry Zito Ugh!!

posted by BornIcon at 09:01 AM on April 30

This is an interesting tool but only really tells part of the story. I think the better determinant of how well money is spent is not raw ranking but rather dollars spent per win. Another way to look at eficiency is instead of looking solely at team salary, look at team net revenue, ie. how many dollars does a team earn or lose per win, all earnings and expenditures included. Not sure how you would calculate the latter number, but I think it would be interesting.

posted by Chargdres at 09:54 AM on April 30

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