Via Wally Matthews -
According to a story in the upcoming issue of Bloomberg Businessweek, the Tampa Bay Rays, with their $63 million payroll and, so far, 71 wins — good for third-place in the AL East — rank as the “smartest spenders” in pro sports based on a calculation of payroll data and regular and postseason wins over the past five seasons.
The Yankees? How about #98 out of 122 franchises in MLB, the NFL, NBA and NHL.
But if you think that’s bad, take a look at the Mets. They’re in 120th place overall and dead last among major league baseball teams. Hardly a surprise.
The issue hits the newsstands tomorrow.
Somehow, I suspect that this nugget of information will not be included on Brian Cashman’s bio page in the Yankees Media Guide.