When Money Doesn’t Talk

The following big spenders are not making the playoffs:

Mets — $143,000,000
Angels — $142,000,000
Cubs — $134,000,000
White Sox — $128,000,000
Dodgers — $119,000,000
Giants — $118,000,000
Twins — $113,000,000*

* Opening Day Payrolls according to Cot’s

Only the Angels were really close, although the Giants were still sniffing the post season a couple of weeks ago. The Twins could lose 100 games with that type of money spent. On Wednesday, the Red Sox, $164,000,000 could be added to that list while the 42,000,000 Rays could make the playoffs.

These teams spent some cake to get 90 losses:

Orioles — $86,000,000
Mariners — $95,000,000
Astros — $77,000,000

Here are the Opening Day Payrolls for the division winners:

Yankees — $207,000,000
Tigers — $107,000,000
Rangers — $92,000,000

Phillies — $166,000,000
Brewers — $84,000,000
D-Backs — $56,000,000

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