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Baseball Playoffs or Murder by Numbers?

Posted By on October 7, 2009, 11:18 AM

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Baseball is unlike any other sport. Particularly when it comes to money… ---

MLB has no salary cap, meaning that the teams with the most money to spend, can spend it on the best available players. The MLB postseason starts today, so here is your 2009 MLB Playoff preview… by the numbers. Not the standard sports statistic numbers but each team's actual 2009 salary.

Let’s start in the National League, shall we??

Colorado $75 Million Dollar Rockies vs Philadelphia $114 Million Dollar Phillies... That’s a $40 million dollar bump for the Phillies. Follow the money, Phillies win.

St. Louis $78 Million Dollar Cardinals vs LosAngeles $118 Million Dollar Dodgers... Hard to believe the Cards salary is so low, but everying in LA is overpriced, take the upset and go with the Cardinals.

In the American League…

Boston $123 Million Dollar Red Sox vs Anaheim $115 Million Dollar Angels... This one could be close with only $8 million separating their talent.

New York $206 Million Dollar Yankees vs Minnesota $65 Million Dollar Twins... Wow, that’s a really big number, and the greatest disparity of the post season. If the games were decided on heart and guts, the Twins will beat the Yankees 3 straight. Too bad the games are decided on pitching and hitting and $141 million extra dollars in talent. Yankees in 4.

You can see most of the games on TBS & Fox, both worth well over a billion dollars.

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