Here’s a visual comparison of payroll and who earns what. The angels have a very healthy payroll ($114 million) yet they’re still blown away by Yankee spending.
Here’s a different way to look at MLB’s standings, now that we’ve wrapped up the season. Like my other posts, I’m experimenting with font size to indicate payroll. The larger teams have the higher payroll, the smaller teams the lower payroll. Not surprisingly, most of the teams that made the playoffs (in red) had medium-t0-high payrolls, with Minnesota being the exception. I’m also amused by the comparison between the Florida Marlins (tiny font, tiny payroll) and the New York Mets (further back in the standings, larger font, bloated payroll). Go Mets!