Buying a World Series

As a follow-up to my last post, this simple visualization demonstrates the rarity of winning a World Series while spending less than the average team for that season.  In fact, over the past 26 seasons, only five World Series champions have spent less than the league average.  Noteworthy are the 2003 Marlins who spent 31% … Continue reading Buying a World Series


MLB Team Payroll Efficiency

In honor of the new MLB season getting underway, I wanted to look at historical team and general manager success with respect to payroll.  Specifically, which general managers have done more with less over their careers?  This visualization gives a tip of the cap to GMs such as Billy Beane and Andrew Friedman.  Although neither … Continue reading MLB Team Payroll Efficiency