I'm a bit late this year; one of these teams is already gone. However, here's my annual "Major League Baseball playoff picks based on team salaries" post. Here's my source.
LA Dodgers = $216,597,577
Boston Red Sox = $150,655,500
Detroit Tigers = $148,414,500
Saint Louis Cardinals = $115,222,086
Cincinnati Reds = $107,491,305
Atlanta Braves = $89,778,192
Pittsburgh Pirates = $79,555,000
Oakland A's = $60,664,500
Tampa Bay Rays = $57,895,272
So, by my formula, I'll be rooting for the Rays to beat the Pirates in the World Series this year.
- The total of that list is $1,026,283,932. That would open up a lot of National Parks, huh?
- The New York Yankees spent $228,835,490 to not make the playoffs.
- Of course, if the Kansas City Royals had been able to make the playoffs ... $81,491,725 ...
(The Royals spent a third of what the Yankees spent this year.)
Yeah, I would have rooted for them.
Anyway, GO RAYS!