The lively commentary in the post below is really inspiring and something I'm proud of. Awesome to see people come together and exchange ideas without a single person's sexuality being questioned. I chalk that up to my over-the-top Ace & Garyness. Anyway, two shaky points before I leave this topic for a while.
Team Salary Considerations
It is very true that six of baseball's playoff spots are currently inhabited by teams within the top 8 payrolls. BUT! Via Cots, we see the 13th and 21st ranked teams hold down the other two, with the 19th and 25th ranked teams within 3 games in the American League Wild Card and teams 12, 14, and 30 within shouting distance in the NL. The Rays - Rangers series this past weekend? Playoffs. The Rockies - Giants weekend tilt? Playoffs.
Meanwhile, in the salary capped NBA (from Hoopshype), three of the 4 teams contesting the conference finals fall inside the top 5 payrolls in the league. 6 of the 8 teams to reach the conference semis sit inside the top 10 ten.
Because I Can't Help Myself
Of course the Blue Jays currently sit 10th with a .463 winning percentage. Also, this pointless exercise makes no mention of run/point differentials over the same time frame. Well shit, why don't we dive right on in???
|2008 American League||2007 American League||2006 American League|
|2009 NBA Eastern Conference||2008 NBA Eastern Conference||2007 NBA Eastern Conference|
|2009 Toronto Blue Jays||+15||12th|
|2008 Toronto Blue Jays||+104||4th|
|2007 Toronto Blue Jays||+54||T-11th|
|2009 Toronto Raptors||-2.81||23rd|
|2008 Toronto Raptors||+2.9||12th|
|2007 Toronto Raptors||+1.0||10th|
I don't even know what I'm talking about anymore!
Playoffs!!! Fire JP! Make BC the mayor! Layoffs!!!1!