MLB: Wins aren’t for sale in 2013

Now that the regular season has concluded we can compile the owners’ favorite stat, Cost Per Win.  Below you will find a list of every MLB team’s payroll divided by their total number of regular season wins.  If you take away Houston and Miami, who to be fair shouldn’t even qualify for this list, the 4 teams with the lowest cost per win are in the playoffs. All the while, of the 17 highest cost per win teams, just 4 made the playoffs and only one sits in the top 7.

Team Payroll ($) Wins Cost Per Win ($)
1. Dodgers 220,395,196 92 2,395,602
2. Yankees 203,445,586 85 2,393,477
3. Phillies 170,760,689 73 2,339,188
4. White Sox 119,573,277 63 1,897,989
5. Giants 136,042,112 76 1,790,028
6. Angels 127,896,250 78 1,639,696
7. Cubs 107,646,476 66 1,631,007
8. Tigers 148,414,500 93 1,595,855
9. Blue Jays 117,035,100 74 1,581,555
10. Red Sox 140,657,500 97 1,450,077
11. Nationals 114,194,270 86 1,327,840
12. Rangers 112,939,500 91 1,241,093
13. Reds 109,401,962 90 1,215,577
14. Brewers   88,837,366 74 1,200,505
15. Twins   75,802,500 66 1,148,523
16. Diamondbacks   89 798,667 81 1,108,626
17. Orioles   91,793,333 85 1,079,922
18. Cardinals 102,790,110 97 1,059,692
19. Mariners   73,499,643 71 1,035,206
20. Mets   73,996,639 74    999,955
21. Rockies   71,434,071 74    965,325
22. Braves   89,986,525 96    937,360
23. Royals   79,491,725 86    924,322
24. Padres   66,022,900 76    868,722
25. Pirates   79,562,000 94    846,404
26. Indians   73,724,300 92    801,351
27. Athletics   60,372,500 96    628,880
28. Rays   57,505,272 92    625,057
29. Marlins   35,720,400 62    576,135
30. Astros   21,133,500 51    414,382

 *Bold are Playoff Teams (Payroll information from ESPN)