Table 1: Wins vs. Payroll

TEAM

AVERAGE. SALARY

AVERAGE SALARY DIFFERENCE

PERCENTAGE PAYROLL DIFFERENCE

AVERAGE WINS

AVERAGE WIN DIFFERENCE

NEW YORK YANKEES

$62,720,383.00

$24,652,294.44

64.76%

87.25

8.25

LOS ANGELES DODGERS

$52,429,029.81

$14,360,941.26

37.72%

82.31

3.31

BOSTON RED SOX

$52,352,564.81

$14,284,476.26

37.52%

83.81

4.81

ATLANTA BRAVES

$51,092,502.19

$13,024,413.63

34.21%

89.19

10.19

NEW YORK METS

$49,724,066.50

$11,655,977.94

30.62%

79.50

0.50

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

$74,353,527.17

$16,240,691.84

27.95%

87.17

6.17

TEXAS RANGERS

$48,426,006.19

$10,357,917.63

27.21%

77.94

-1.06

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

$44,116,868.50

$6,048,779.94

15.89%

75.63

-3.38

TORONTO BLUE JAYS

$42,325,250.88

$4,257,162.32

11.18%

81.44

2.44

CLEVELAND INDIANS

$41,675,107.81

$3,607,019.26

9.48%

81.00

2.00

ST LOUIS CARDINALS

$41,471,641.50

$3,403,552.94

8.94%

80.63

1.63

CHICAGO CUBS

$41,075,361.50

$3,007,272.94

7.90%

76.06

-2.94

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

$40,823,217.63

$2,755,129.07

7.24%

84.19

5.19

SEATTLE MARINERS

$39,865,390.19

$1,797,301.63

4.72%

81.06

2.06

COLORADO ROCKIES

$45,661,078.55

-$920,073.17

-2.42%

74.00

-5.00

ANAHEIM ANGELS

$36,172,192.75

-$1,895,895.81

-4.07%

77.31

-0.69

HOUSTON ASTROS

$35,543,338.63

-$2,524,749.93

-6.63%

82.31

3.31

CINCINNATI REDS

$35,203,019.81

-$2,865,068.74

-7.53%

79.31

0.31

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

$33,965,345.25

-$4,102,743.31

-10.78%

81.31

2.31

DETROIT TIGERS

$32,805,921.31

-$5,262,167.24

-13.82%

68.31

-10.69

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

$32,207,135.38

-$5,860,953.18

-15.40%

73.75

-5.25

SAN DIEGO PADRES

$30,754,898.75

-$7,313,189.81

-19.21%

76.00

-3.00

KANSAS CITY ROYALS

$29,180,553.75

-$8,887,534.81

-23.35%

74.25

-4.75

OAKLAND ATHLETICS

$29,124,016.75

-$8,944,071.81

-23.49%

85.50

6.50

MILWAUKEE BREWERS

$27,909,443.19

-$10,158,645.37

-26.69%

73.38

-5.63

TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS

$39,754,651.67

-$18,358,183.66

-31.59%

63.50

-17.50

PITTSBURGH PIRATES

$25,284,897.56

-$12,783,190.99

-33.58%

75.69

-3.31

FLORIDA MARLINS

$30,456,451.09

-$16,124,700.62

-34.62%

72.45

-5.55

MINNESOTA TWINS

$24,867,504.19

-$13,200,584.37

-34.68%

76.69

-2.31

MONTREAL EXPOS

$21,166,986.06

-$16,901,102.49

-44.40%

77.44

-1.56

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVERAGE MLB WINS 1998-PRESENT

 

 

 

81

 

AVERAGE MLB WINS 1993-PRESENT

 

 

 

78

*STRIKE SHORTENED

AVERAGE MLB WINS 1988-PRESENT

 

 

 

79

1994 AND 1995 SEASONS

AVERAGE MLB PAYROLL 1998- PRESENT

$58,112,835

 

 

 

 

AVERAGE MLB PAYROLL 1993-PRESENT

$46,581,152

 

 

 

 

AVERAGE MLB PAYROLL 1988-PRESENT

$38,068,089

 

 

 

 

AVERAGE WINS TOP 15 AVERAGE PAYROLLS

 

 

 

81.41

 

AVERAGE WINS BOTTOM 15 AVERAGE PAYROLLS

 

 

 

75.81

 

DIFFERENCE AVERAGE WINS TOP 15  VERSUS BOTTOM 15 AVERAGE PAYROLLS

 

 

 

5.60

 

AVERAGE WINS TOP THIRD AVERAGE PAYROLLS

 

 

 

82.52

 

AVERAGE WINS BOTTOM THIRD AVERAGE PAYROLLS

 

 

 

74.86

 

DIFFERENCE AVERAGE WINS TOP THIRD  VERSUS BOTTOM THIRD AVERAGE PAYROLLS

 

 

 

7.66

 

 

Table 1: Playoffs vs. Payroll

AVERAGE PLAYOFF TEAM AND YEARLY WHITESOX PAYROLLS COMPARED TO LEAGUE AVERAGE

 

 

 

LEAGUE AVERAGE PAYROLL

 

 

 

2003

$71,028,782.03

 

 

 

2002

$67,489,250.73

 

 

 

2001

$65,428,060.47

 

 

 

2000

$56,209,059.83

 

 

 

1999

$48,170,781.10

 

 

 

1998

$40,351,077.77

 

 

 

1997

$38,022,548.57

 

 

 

1996

$31,989,958.71

 

 

 

1995

$31,502,633.57

 

 

 

1994

$31,604,866.50

 

 

 

1993

$30,595,649.57

 

 

 

1992

$30,149,767.23

 

 

 

1991

$24,231,095.15

 

 

 

1990

$17,477,804.81

 

 

 

1989

$13,496,530.08

 

 

 

1988

$11,341,550.77

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVERAGE MLB PAYROLL

1988-PRESENT

$38,068,088.56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVERAGE PLAYOFF PAYROLL

AVERAGE PLAYOFF

PAYROLL DIFFERENCE

AVERAGE PLAYOFF 

% DIFFERENCE

 

2003

$84,559,539.38

$13,530,757.34

19.05%

 

2002

$77,313,884.88

$9,824,634.14

14.56%

 

2001

$75,927,007.63

$10,498,947.16

16.05%

 

2000

$61,932,547.25

$5,723,487.42

10.18%

 

1999

$66,472,211.63

$18,301,430.53

37.99%

 

1998

$46,476,749.00

$6,125,671.23

15.18%

 

1997

$45,671,918.63

$7,649,370.05

20.12%

 

1996

$41,318,479.50

$9,328,520.79

29.16%

 

1995

$36,100,137.75

$4,597,504.18

14.59%

 

1994

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

1993

$36,322,291.50

$5,726,641.93

18.72%

 

1992

$37,296,500.00

$7,146,732.77

23.70%

 

1991

$26,164,854.50

$1,933,759.35

7.98%

 

1990

$17,849,083.50

$371,278.69

2.12%

 

1989

$13,718,041.25

$221,511.17

1.64%

 

1988

$14,472,501.00

$3,130,950.23

27.61%

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVERAGE PLAYOFF

DOLLAR DIFFERENCE

 

$6,940,746.46

 

 

AVERAGE PLAYOFF

PERCENTAGE DIFFERENCE

 

18.23%

 

 

 

AVERAGE PENNANT PAYROLL

AVERAGE PENNANT

 PAYROLL DIFFERENCE

AVERAGE PENNANT

 % DIFFERENCE

 

2003

$100,899,907.00

$29,871,124.97

42.05%

 

2002

$70,010,751.00

$2,521,500.27

3.74%

 

2001

$98,767,571.00

$33,339,510.53

50.96%

 

2000

$86,349,011.00

$30,139,951.17

53.62%

 

1999

$81,597,854.50

$33,427,073.40

69.39%

 

1998

$54,263,949.00

$13,912,871.23

34.48%

 

1997

$50,941,616.00

$12,919,067.43

33.98%

 

1996

$23,965,000.00

-$8,024,958.71

-25.09%

 

1995

$40,192,250.00

$8,689,616.43

27.58%

 

1994

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

1993

$36,280,000.00

$5,684,350.43

18.58%

 

1992

$38,319,499.50

$8,169,732.27

27.10%

 

1991

$21,427,250.00

-$2,803,845.15

-11.57%

 

1990

$17,378,500.50

-$99,304.31

-0.57%

 

1989

$14,348,499.50

$851,969.42

6.31%

 

1988

$13,421,349.00

$2,079,798.23

18.34%

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVERAGE PLAYOFF

DOLLAR DIFFERENCE

 

$11,378,563.84

 

 

AVERAGE PLAYOFF

PERCENTAGE DIFFERENCE

 

29.89%

23.26%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WC PAYROLL

WC DIFFERENCE

WC % DIFFERENCE

 

2003

$49,050,000.00

-$21,978,782.03

-30.94%

 

2002

$61,721,667.00

-$5,767,583.73

-8.55%

 

2001

$85,247,999.00

$19,819,938.53

30.29%

 

2000

$92,938,260.00

$36,729,200.17

65.34%

 

1999

$88,130,709.00

$39,959,927.90

82.95%

 

1998

$63,159,898.00

$22,808,820.23

56.53%

 

1997

$47,753,000.00

$9,730,451.43

25.59%

 

1996

$52,189,370.00

$20,199,411.29

63.14%

 

1995

$45,199,000.00

$13,696,366.43

43.48%

 

1994

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

1993

$45,747,666.00

$15,152,016.43

49.52%

 

1992

$43,663,666.00

$13,513,898.77

44.82%

 

1991

$22,431,000.00

-$1,800,095.15

-7.43%

 

1990

$14,769,500.00

-$2,708,304.81

-15.50%

 

1989

$14,602,999.00

$1,106,468.92

8.20%

 

1988

$15,462,515.00

$4,120,964.23

36.34%

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVERAGE PLAYOFF

DOLLAR DIFFERENCE

 

$10,972,179.91

 

 

AVERAGE PLAYOFF

PERCENTAGE DIFFERENCE

 

28.82%

29.59%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOX PAYROLL

SOX DIFFERENCE FROM

LEAGUE AVERAGE

SOX % DIFFERENCE

PLAYOFF YEARS

2003

$51,010,000

-$20,018,782

-28.18%

 

2002

$57,052,833

-$10,436,418

-15.46%

 

2001

$65,628,667

$200,607

0.31%

 

2000

$31,159,000

-$25,050,060

-44.57%

P

1999

$24,550,000

-$23,620,781

-49.04%

 

1998

$36,840,000

-$3,511,078

-8.70%

 

1997

$54,377,500

$16,354,951

43.01%

 

1996

$41,940,000

$9,950,041

31.10%

 

1995

$39,632,834

$8,130,200

25.81%

 

1994

$38,413,836

$6,808,970

21.54%

N/A

1993

$34,598,166

$4,002,516

13.08%

P

1992

$28,413,500

-$1,736,267

-5.76%

 

1991

$16,830,437

-$7,400,658

-30.54%

 

1990

$9,496,238

-$7,981,567

-45.67%

 

1989

$7,595,561

-$5,900,969

-43.72%

 

1988

$5,906,952

-$5,434,599

-47.92%

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVERAGE SOX DOLLAR DIFFERENCE

 

-$4,102,743.31

 

 

PERCENTAGE DIFFERENCE FROM LEAGUE AVERAGE

 

-10.78%