http://deadspin.com/2014-payrolls-and-s ... 1551868969
so. let me get this straight. the Royals and Orioles spent # 15 and #19 in a field of 30 teams.
the Cardinals spent just a tad bit more then the Braves ( they are 13 were 14) and the 'biggest'
spender was the SF Giants, who ranked #7.
That means ...ho hum....
1. LA Dodgers $235,295,219
2. NY Yankees $203,812,506
3. Philadelphia Phillies $180,052,723
4. Boston Red Sox $162,817,411
5. Detroit Tigers$155,692,000
6. LA Angels $155,692,000
ALL these teams are out, again.
we can keep doing this every year. Freedom always trumps restriction in fair and open markets.
look at the playoff scenarios since post 'steroids' ( say 1999-2000) in the MLB vs the NFL..
how much hope do the Raiders, Jacksonville, BUffalo or...US have to make the playoffs, let alone win?
yet, again and again and again teams that spend HALF of the 'powers that be' can at least have 'hope' that they can get in the playoffs.
best intentions. what was supposed to make the playing field 'level' has had the opposite effect.
class is dismissed until next season