October 23, 2003

Borderline Whining

Sure I'm a Yankee Hater, and proudly so, but this post is about business, not pleasure. Baseball Crank links to the official salary data for all major league teams, and wonders just how anyone is supposed to compete with the Yankees when they spend 37% more on salaries than the next highest team, and a mere 303% more than their World Series opponent, the Florida Marlins.

That Steinbrenner spends more than anyone else is not exactly a revelation, but the numbers are instructive, and the Crank makes the case that Yankees GM Cashman doesn't have to be "good" at his job. He just has to identify the best available players and get out George's checkbook. What free agent has he wanted that he didn't get? Sour grapes? Well, yeah. Sort of.

Posted by dan at October 23, 2003 11:46 AM