To quote former New York Jets-coach Herm Edwards, “You play to win the game.” That goal crosses all sports, so baseball is no different. Every team’s goal is to win. We’re not just talking about one game–or even one hundred–we’re talking about popping that sweet World Series champagne after winning the most meaningful game of all. But before player’s can bask in the suds of glory, money must be spent to form that winning team. The real question, however, is how much money should be spent?
Many people feel that spending money translates to winning. The prime example of this are the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies. The Yankees are the league’s richest spenders, boasting a salary of $207,047,964–which is about $41 million more than the second highest salary (Phillies). Both the Yankees and Phillies are arguably the two best teams in baseball, with 97 wins and 101 wins, respectively, so maybe spending money does result in wins. Continue reading