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Graphic: The price of wins

Posted on: October 6, 2011 9:44 am
Edited on: October 6, 2011 9:44 am
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Our friend David Fung has done a couple of cool graphs for Eye On Baseball, and this one comes from an equation by Doug Pappas of Baseball Prospectus about just how much a win really cost each team in Major League Baseball in 2011.

The most surprising part isn't that the Yankees are near the top, but so too were the Astros -- of course, when you don't have too many wins, the one you do get are bound to be expensive (I'm looking at you, Twins). Tampa Bay and Arizona, not surprisingly, are getting the most out of their money.

You can see more of Fung's work on his blog, FunGraphs, and follow him on Twitter (@CobraDave).

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 2:07 pm
 

Graphic: The price of wins

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Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2011 2:09 am
 

Graphic: The price of wins

Help me understand the math. If the Yankees spent almost $8 million a win, then we're looking at at nearly $776 million spent to get 97 wins. The payroll was only $200 million. What am I missing?
I don't mean to be a dick, but you're missing the 65 losses! Those losses equal out to be about $520M.



Since: Oct 5, 2011
Posted on: October 7, 2011 12:46 am
 

Graphic: The price of wins

Should have put this in the graphic. Noted. 

The Marginal Payroll/Marginal Wins (MP/MW) system evaluates the efficiency of a club's front office by comparing its payroll and record to the performance it could expect to attain by fielding a roster of replacement-level players, all of whom are paid the major league minimum salary. The formula is:


(club payroll - (28 x major league minimum) / ((winning percentage - .300) x 162)




Since: Apr 13, 2008
Posted on: October 6, 2011 9:46 pm
 

Graphic: The price of wins

worst article ever....



Since: Aug 15, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2011 7:49 pm
 

Graphic: The price of wins

Yes, you are right.



Since: Aug 15, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2011 7:48 pm
 

Graphic: The price of wins

This graphic makes no sense. According to it, Pittsburgh spent a little over 40 mil, lets call it 45mil. This supposedly got 1 win per 2 mil, which means they won 23 wins accoriding to the graphic, but they actually won 72 games.  



Since: Dec 31, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2011 6:47 pm
 

Graphic: The price of wins

Yeah I would say they pay around 2 million per win. 200 million payroll, almost 100 wins...eh I'm with Riader. 8 million per win?



Since: Oct 5, 2011
Posted on: October 6, 2011 11:08 am
 

Graphic: The price of wins

Check this companion article: 

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id

/6466015/cashing-new-moneyball 
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