Fun with numbers

Rank Team Total Payroll W L Cost per win
1 New York Yankees $194,663,079 53 36 $3,672,888.28
2 Chicago Cubs $94,424,499 35 56 $2,697,842.83
3 Los Angeles Angels $103,472,000 46 45 $2,249,391.30
4 Boston Red Sox $120,099,824 54 36 $2,224,070.81
5 Los Angeles Dodgers $98,447,187 46 45 $2,140,156.24
6 Philadelphia Phillies $88,273,333 42 48 $2,101,746.02
7 Atlanta Braves $90,156,876 43 49 $2,096,671.53
8 Houston Astros $92,551,503 45 48 $2,056,700.07
9 Seattle Mariners $87,959,833 44 48 $1,999,087.11
10 San Francisco Giants $90,056,419 46 46 $1,957,748.24
11 New York Mets $101,084,963 55 37 $1,837,908.42
12 Chicago White Sox $102,750,667 57 34 $1,802,643.28
13 St. Louis Cardinals $88,891,371 52 39 $1,709,449.44
14 Baltimore Orioles $72,585,582 43 51 $1,688,036.79
15 Washington Nationals $63,143,000 39 54 $1,619,051.28
16 Kansas City Royals $47,294,000 32 59 $1,477,937.50
17 Pittsburgh Pirates $46,717,750 32 61 $1,459,929.69
18 San Diego Padres $69,896,141 48 43 $1,456,169.60
19 Texas Rangers $68,228,662 47 45 $1,451,673.66
20 Toronto Blue Jays $71,915,000 51 40 $1,410,098.04
21 Cleveland Indians $56,031,500 41 50 $1,366,621.95
22 Detroit Tigers $82,612,866 62 30 $1,332,465.58
23 Arizona Diamondbacks $59,684,226 45 46 $1,326,316.13
24 Oakland Athletics $62,243,079 48 44 $1,296,730.81
25 Milwaukee Brewers $57,568,333 45 48 $1,279,296.29
26 Minnesota Twins $63,396,006 50 40 $1,267,920.12
27 Cincinnati Reds $60,909,519 49 44 $1,243,051.41
28 Colorado Rockies $41,233,000 44 47 $937,113.64
29 Tampa Bay Devil Rays $35,417,967 39 53 $908,153.00
30 Florida Marlins $14,998,500 40 50 $374,962.50


Payrolls as of April 7, 2006. Source: USA Today

Comments

Don Ballgame said…
You can spend more money when you sell 50+ thousand tickets per game.