Marlins, Rays And Rangers Got Most Bangs For Bucks

One quick-and-dirty metric for measuring the effectiveness of baseball management is dollars spent per win. There are, of course, different ways to do that. Typically we've looked at marginal wins, ignoring the first 40 wins (or whatever) because every team is going to win at least 40 games. But MarketWatch's Sam Mamudi looks at dollars per Wins Above Replacement, and the results look fine to me:

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Research by MarketWatch found that the Marlins, Rays and Rangers spent the least on each win above replacement from 2008 to 2010...

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How do teams find such value for their scarce dollars? Read the article. Mamudi knows his stuff, and you might find some quotes from a certain National Baseball Editor in there, too.

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