The MLB playoffs are here and the best team will almost certainly end up winning the World Series. The Miami Marlins need to have a good off-season plan that involves Bruce Sherman spending money. What can Bruce Sherman learn from this season’s playoff teams? More specifically what can he learn from their payrolls?
Bruce Sherman can learn from this season’s playoff teams.
The Miami Marlins play in a big market, but we’re supposed to pretend that it’s OK for a Miami team to spend less money than a team from St. Louis or Minnesota! That’s incredibly insulting to us fans and we shouldn’t have to take it anymore. Bruce Sherman needs to look at this season’s playoff teams, to see what needs to be done for us to be in their place next season.
Let’s take a look at their payrolls: the AL East winning New York Yankees won the AL East with a $257.5 million payrol. The Cleveland Guardians won the AL Central with an $82 million payroll, which is actually lower than The Fish’s $96 million payroll. The Houston Astros won the AL West with a $193 million payroll. The AL Wild Card teams: Toronto Blue Jays have a $186 million payroll; the Seattle Mariners have a $129 million payroll and the Tampa Bay Rays have a $99.5 million payroll.
Switching over to the NL, the Atlanta Braves won the NL East with a $200 million payroll; the St. Louis Cardinals won the NL Central with a $170 million payroll and the Los Angeles Dodgers won the NL West with a $275 million payroll.
The NL Wild Card teams: the New York Mets have a $282 million payroll; the San Diego Padres have a $236 million payroll and the Philadelphia Phillies have a $255 million payroll. On average a playoff team has a $198 million payroll. That’s double what The Fish are spending. It’s obvious that Bruce Sherman needs to considerably invest in our payroll.
It’s possible to win without spending too much on payroll, but that’s rare. It’s better to spend more to get a better return on investment. If Bruce Sherman can’t afford that he needs to sell the team to someone who can.