Back in 2003, the book 'Moneyball' was published, and for the first time, people began to look at baseball wins in a different way. The book (turned movie) was about the GM for the Oakland Athletics Billy Beane and his attempt to keep the Athletics competitive in the major leagues, while working with one of the smallest budgets in baseball. Some teams have truly embraced the 'Moneyball' philosophy while other teams have continued to throw money around like it grows on trees. So back to the original question, does money buy happiness? or maybe the more pertinent question, does money really buy wins? Thanks to the incredible guys at Yahoo Sports, I was quickly able to find the projected salaries for the 2013 season, so I created a plot comparing projected salaries with the number of wins the team have in this early season.
Thanks for Reading,
-T.O. Signing out