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 has won a World Series, they both have guided teams to the playoffs on a consistent basis while working with far less payroll than the league average.

To create the visualization, I scraped web pages from usatoday.com, baseball-reference.com and baseballamerica.com to build the data source.

The visualization is published on Tableau Public:

https://public.tableau.com/views/MLBTeamPayrollEfficiency/BySeason?:embed=y&:display_count=yes&:showTabs=y

https://public.tableau.com/javascripts/api/viz_v1.js

 

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