Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Money & Standings - Part I

There is an ongoing argument in baseball concerning money and payroll and its effect on winning and losing. It is my belief that money is a necessity to win in MLB, and throughout a series of blogs, I will present my case.

The following is a list of the top ten teams in payroll, and the bottom ten teams in payroll (a link to the figures can be found on the right side of the page) and how these teams are succeeding in the standings. The point: money MAY not buy championships, but it buys opportunity (ie playoff appearances.)

1N.Y. Yankees - 2nd al east (behind #2)
2Boston - 1st al east
3Los Angeles Angels - 1st al west
4Chicago White Sox - 1st al central
5New York Mets - 1st nl east
6Los Angeles Dodgers - 3rd nl west
7Chicago Cubs - 4th nl central
8Houston - 1st nl central
9Atlanta - 2nd nl east (behind #5)
10San Francisco - 1st(tie) nl west

21Oakland - 3rd al west
22Cincinnati - 2nd nl central
23Arizona - last nl west
24Cleveland - 3rd al central
25Milwaukee - 5th nl central (in front of #27)
26Kansas City - last al central
27Pittsburgh - last nl central
28Colorado - 1st nl west
29Tampa Bay - last al eat
30Florida last - last nl east

Comments: The top ten is fairly status quo. The Cubs have been hit hard by injuries again (Wood, Prior, Lee). The Dodgers continue to mis-spend. The remaining 8 are in the best positions possible! As for the bottom ten, they own 5 of 6 last place slots (Seattle, #12, last al west). Colorodo is overachieving, likely will fall soon; Oakland is 1/2 game out of last and 2 games out of 1st; biggest surprise is Cincy, though they will probably be passed by St. Louis today and drop to 3rd.



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