Saturday, October 17, 2009

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I hate it when people try to make the case that there IS parity and/or equality in Major League Baseball. Occasionally you'll hear a Yankee fan trying to justify their team's exorb. payroll by saying "look at the Tampa Rays last year! Look at the Twins! Anyone can win!" So full of shit.

I just took a look at the top 12 teams, payroll-wise (for 2009), and compared them to the bottom 12, to see how much success they've had in the last ten seasons, including 2009.

Top 12:
48 playoff teams out of a possible 80.
23 LCS appearances out of a possible 40.
11 World Series appearances out of a possible 20. (so far)
6 World champions out of a possible 10. (so far)

Bottom 12:
17 playoff teams out of a possible 80.
6 LCS appearances out of a possible 40.
3 World Series appearances out of a possible 20.
2 World champions out of a possible 10.

So the current top 12 have succeeded at a rate of 3 to 4 times that of the current bottom 12, over the last decade. Time for equality, MLB. And, of course, robot umpires.

Go Angels.

Comments:
Note: Numbers added in my head. May be slightly not right. But I bet they're mostly right.
 
Couldn't this also be the result of good teams being able to spend more?
 
Why would good teams be able to send more?

Some of the low payroll teams, after winning, had to do firesales anyway, so even when they win, it ends up being bad for them in the long run.
 
Interesting. I don't think I read about you complaining about the disparity in payroll during last year's ALCS.

Go Yankees!!!
 
Listen, you stalking fuck. I always talk about how I wish things were equal. That's the difference between me and filthy Yankee fans like you.

Go Thurman Munson's plane!!
 
Like the time you said you wanted to hit my frozen head with a bat?

Low?

Lower than coming to some random person's blog every day for months and posting comments that no one reads?

Can you just go back to whatever precinct you came from please?
 

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