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MLB Cost Per Win Standings

MLB Cost Per Win Efficiency Standings

MLB Cost Per Win Efficiency Standings

The final standings are out! We included playoff victories in the calculations, because the teams did pay for those wins after all. Some interesting results that we will be discussing today on Twitter before retiring the cost per standings until next season. Join the conversation this week using #costperwin.

The MLB Cost Per Win Efficiency Standings are my gift to small market baseball fans everywhere. Have you ever wondered how good your baseball team would be if MLB was smart enough to adopt a salary cap as every other major professional sports league in the United States has done? You are in the right place! After the completion of each week’s MLB games (Sunday night or Monday morning), I will update the standings to reflect how much money each MLB team has spent per win based on their Opening Day payroll. I realize this is not a perfect system, but it is a fairly reliable gauge for how well each MLB team would do if competitive balance was restored with the implementation of a salary cap. I hope you enjoy! Please share and favorite this page so you can see how your team is progressing throughout the season.

Update through October 28, 2011:

American League
           
EAST  Cost Per Win    Wins    Opening Day Payroll 
Tampa Bay  $          446,234   92    $                  41,053,571
Toronto  $          772,442   81    $                  62,567,800
Baltimore  $       1,236,290   69    $                  85,304,038
Boston  $       1,797,361   90    $                161,762,475
NY Yankees  $       2,047,364   99    $                202,689,028
           
CENTRAL          
Kansas City  $          508,817   71    $                  36,126,000
Cleveland  $          614,882   80    $                  49,190,566
Detroit  $       1,057,002   100    $                105,700,231
Chicago Sox  $       1,617,582   79    $               127,789,000
Minnesota  $       1,789,476   63    $                112,737,000
           
WEST          
Texas  $          870,748   106    $                  92,299,264
Oakland  $          899,142   74    $                  66,536,500
Seattle  $       1,291,412   67    $                  86,524,600
LA Angels  $       1,610,967   86    $                138,543,166
           
National League
           
EAST          
Florida  $          790,889   72    $                  56,944,000
Washington  $          798,212   80    $                  63,856,928
Atlanta  $          977,558   89    $                  87,002,692
NY Mets  $       1,543,472   77    $                118,847,309
Philadelphia  $       1,663,234   104    $                172,976,379
           
CENTRAL          
Pittsburgh  $          625,653   72    $                  45,047,000
Milwaukee  $          846,508   101    $                  85,497,333
Cincinnati  $          961,356   79    $                  75,947,134
St. Louis  $       1,043,897   101    $                105,433,572
Houston  $       1,262,393   56    $                  70,694,000
Chicago Cubs  $       1,761,230   71    $                125,047,329
           
WEST          
Arizona  $          558,748   96    $                  53,639,833
San Diego  $          646,044   71    $                  45,869,140
Colorado  $       1,207,508   73    $                  88,148,071
LA Dodgers  $       1,270,598   82    $                104,188,999
 
  1. February 18, 2012

    Andrew Burdick

    I love Tampa Bay.  Sternberg has his stuff together down there.

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