Thursday, November 16, 2006

Bittersweet

NL manager of the year, Joe Girardi, was unemployed minutes after the Marlins regular season ended on October 3rd. WTF is that? He took a team with a 15 million dollar payroll and put them into the wild card hunt. 15 million dollar payroll? Want to see the payroll list?

1

New York Yankees

$194,663,079


2

Boston Red Sox

$120,099,824

playoffs?

3

Los Angeles Angels

$103,472,000

playoffs?

4

Chicago White Sox

$102,750,667


5

New York Mets

$101,084,963


6

Los Angeles Dodgers

$98,447,187


7

Chicago Cubs

$94,424,499

playoffs?

8

Houston Astros

$92,551,503

playoffs?

9

Atlanta Braves

$90,156,876

playoffs?

10

San Francisco Giants

$90,056,419

playoffs?

11

St. Louis Cardinals

$88,891,371

WS Champ

12

Philadelphia Phillies

$88,273,333

playoffs?

13

Seattle Mariners

$87,959,833

playoffs?

14

Detroit Tigers

$82,612,866

WS Runner-up


no Marlins yet



15

Baltimore Orioles

$72,585,582

playoffs?

16

Toronto Blue Jays

$71,915,000

playoffs?

17

San Diego Padres

$69,896,141


18

Texas Rangers

$68,228,662

playoffs?

19

Minnesota Twins

$63,396,006


20

Washington Nationals

$63,143,000

playoffs?

21

Oakland Athletics

$62,243,079


22

Cincinnati Reds

$60,909,519

playoffs?


Keep going….



23

Arizona Diamondbacks

$59,684,226

playoffs?

24

Milwaukee Brewers

$57,568,333

playoffs?

25

Cleveland Indians

$56,031,500

playoffs?

26

Kansas City Royals

$47,294,000

playoffs?

27

Pittsburgh Pirates

$46,717,750

playoffs?

28

Colorado Rockies

$41,233,000

playoffs?

29

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

$35,417,967

playoffs?

30

Florida Marlins

$14,998,500



Wow, 30th in payroll, and 29th was more than double the payroll of the Marlins. Last time I checked, the D-Rays manager had not been fired. I don't understand the manager shuffle that takes place in MLB. Of course, Joe has a job in the Yankee radio booth. Probably pays more than the Marlins job did anyway.

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