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MLB Cost Per Win (By season): 2014 MLB Season

Cost Per Win compares each MLB teams payroll to that of their win total to determine the effective amount of money the team spends for each win. It's calculated by taking a teams payroll and dividing by the number of wins.

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This can be a useful statistic in determining which teams are getting the most “bang for their buck” out of their roster, though it can also be slightly misleading. Regardless of how well they perform, teams with the highest payrolls are almost always going to be at the top of this list regardless of how well they play. This is because the last few wins are the hardest to get, so to speak, and teams are going to end up paying more to put themselves in a position to get 82 or more wins.

MLB Cost per Win (Total Team Payroll)
RankTeamPayrollWinsCost per Win
1Los Angeles Dodgers235,295,200942,503,141
2Philadelphia Phillies180,052,700732,466,476
3New York Yankees203,812,500842,426,339
4Boston Red Sox162,817,400712,293,203
5Texas Rangers136,036,200672,030,391
6Detroit Tigers162,228,500901,802,539
7Arizona Diamondbacks112,688,700641,760,760
8San Francisco Giants154,185,900881,752,112
9Toronto Blue Jays132,628,700831,597,936
10Los Angeles Angels155,692,000981,588,694
11Cincinnati Reds112,390,800761,478,826
12Colorado Rockies95,832,070661,452,001
13Atlanta Braves110,897,300791,403,764
14Washington Nationals134,704,400961,403,171
15Milwaukee Brewers103,844,800821,266,400
16Chicago White Sox91,159,260731,248,757
17St. Louis Cardinals111,020,400901,233,560
18Minnesota Twins85,776,500701,225,379
19Chicago Cubs89,007,860731,219,286
20San Diego Padres90,094,190771,170,055
21New York Mets89,051,760791,127,238
22Baltimore Orioles107,406,600961,118,819
23Seattle Mariners92,081,940871,058,413
24Kansas City Royals92,034,340891,034,094
25Tampa Bay Rays77,062,890771,000,817
26Cleveland Indians82,534,80085970,998
27Oakland Athletics83,401,40088947,743
28Pittsburgh Pirates78,111,66088887,633
29Houston Astros44,544,18070636,345
30Miami Marlins47,565,40077617,732
MLB Cost Per Win (By season) By Season:
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