Payroll and wins

Given what the A’s, Orioles, and Rays have done this year — and perhaps more strikingly, what the Red Sox, Phillies, and Marlins have not done — I figured the 2012 numbers would follow a similar path. I was wrong; 2012 has pushed the league back to a parity level not seen in 25 years.

Dave Cameron over at Fangraphs examines this year’s relationship between dollars and wins for baseball teams. And as it turns out, this season it’s pretty much the cheapo Astros losing a bunch of games and then a lot of randomness.

Basically the Mets need better players, regardless how much/how little they cost.


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