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06-19-2009, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Opus View Post
I think that's the perception of fans outside of the Blue Jays nest...is that they haven't made the playoffs in several years, so they aren't THAT good. Like you said, they play in the same division as the Yankees and Red Sox.


Team salaries below, from ESPN...

1.) NY Yankees - 201,449,189
2.) NY Mets - 147,417,987
3.) Chicago Cubs - 134,809,000
4.) Boston - 121,745,999
5.) Detroit - 115,085,145
6.) LA Angels - 113,309,000
7.) Philadelphia -113,004,046
8.) Houston - 102,996,414
9.) LA Dodgers - 100,008,592
10.) Seattle - 98,904,166
11.) Atlanta - 96,726,166
12.) Chicago W. Sox - 96,068,500
13.) St. Louis - 88,528,409
14.) San Francisco - 82,616,450
15.) Cleveland - 81,579,166
16.) Toronto - 80,538,300
17.) Milwaukee - 80,182,502
18.) Colorado - 74,800,000
19.) Cincinnati - 73,558,500
20.) Arizona - 73,516,666
21.) Kansas City - 70,108,333
22.) Texas - 68,178,798
23.) Baltimore - 67,101,666
24.) Minnesota - 65,299,266
25.) Tampa Bay - 63,313,034
26.) Oakland - 62,310,000
27.) Washington - 59,928,000
28.) Pittsburgh - 48,690,000
29.) San Diego - 43,734,200
30.) Florida - 36,834,000

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Phillies also won the WS last season. Not exactly mediocre.

Anyway, Opus, the Yankees spend more then the bottom 4 teams on this list on salary COMBINED. They actually spend $11 million MORE then the bottom 4 teams combined.

In fact, the Yankees pay Jeter and A-Rod MORE then San Diego pays their WHOLE team.

The Yankees even spend TWICE what the Dodgers spend. Haha. The Yanks must have spent nearly $1.5 billion in salary this past decade and have not won the WS the whole time.

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