Posts tagged AL West Champs
Moneyball 2.0: How a $66 Million Payroll can Result in 97 Wins

This year’s American League Wild Card Game saw two teams from both ends of the spectrum battle it out in a winner take all. The New York Yankees had the 6th highest payroll in baseball this season and second highest in the American League, at $179 million. Meanwhile the Oakland Athletics came in with Major League Baseball’s lowest payroll of $66 million…

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ALDS Series Preview: Astros vs Indians

These two teams had the two most valuable rotations in all of Major League Baseball in 2018. Cleveland finished the year at the top of the pile with a 22.9 fWAR while Houston was right behind them with a 22.5 fWAR. Their starters finished in the top three in baseball in ERA, xFIP and strikeout rate to name a just a few categories.

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