Sunday, October 09, 2011

A payroll observation about Milwaukee vs Arizona

The Brewers and Diamondbacks played a thrilling 5 game Division Series.

The Milwaukee Payroll was $86 million.
The Arizona Payroll was $53.8 million.

The Brewers payroll was lower than what the Yankees paid for A-Rod, Sabathia, Teixeira and A. J. Burnett in 2011.

The Diamondbacks payroll was lower than what the Red Sox paid for Lackey, Crawford, Drew and Dice K for 2011.

Keep that in mind when discussing payroll in baseball.
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1 comment:

  1. You don't swing your wallet at the pitch and each team gets 3 outs an innings regardless of salary so any team can win. This is particularly true in a short series. Where the effect of revenue & spending disparity is best demonstrated is in being consistently competitive and ability to bounce back from a bad contract.