January 8, 2006

GOD IS NOT ON THE SIDE OF THE BIG PAYROLLS...:

Yankees' payroll $90 million more than No. 2's (The Associated Press, January 08, 2006)

The New York Yankees finished last year with a record $207.2 million payroll, more than $90 million ahead of any other team, according to final figures compiled by the commissioner's office.

Boston was second at $116.7 million, with the New York Mets third at $104 million, followed by the Los Angeles Angels ($97 million), Philadelphia ($94.8 million), the Los Angeles Dodgers ($87.8 million), St. Louis ($87.4 million) and Atlanta ($85.9 million).

The Chicago White Sox, who won the World Series for the first time since 1917, were 13th at $73.2 million. Houston, swept by the White Sox in the Astros' first Series appearance, was 12th at $76.2 million.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 8, 2006 12:00 AM
Comments

How about those Pats yesterday!

Posted by: Genecis at January 8, 2006 10:04 AM

Unloop.

Posted by: oj at January 8, 2006 10:14 AM

The problem with the big payrolls is not that middle payroll teams cannot compete for a single year. The Marlins or Diamondbacks or Angels may pop up for a year, but then they sink back as they have to cut payroll. They can't compete on a regular basis. Look at the AL East, the teams finish in the same order every single year with no sign that it will ever change.

Posted by: Brandon at January 8, 2006 1:03 PM

The gross disparity leads to everyone expecting the Yanks to win it all - so when they don't it is a big problem in NY. They will probably be way ahead of everyone in payroll again in '06 (see Damon signing) but I don't think they will win it all unless they shore up the pitching. As for the BoSox I wonder where they would fit if they weren't carrying Manny's huge contract around.

Posted by: AWW at January 8, 2006 2:14 PM

Exxxxxxxcellent...

Posted by: Matt Murphy at January 8, 2006 8:46 PM
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