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Team Salary vs. Performance Chart

Found this via twitter, incredibly interesting. Compares a team's salary to its W/L record, updated daily. Because its a flash program, i could only take a screenshot of what is showing for 5th of July, so i would recommend clicking through to check out the day to day changes, as well as years past final results back to '05.

This year, so far:

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The two obvious "slackers" here are our Cubs and the Yankees. Doing well, the Marlins, Rays and Rangers.

From the site:

This sketch looks at all 30 Major League Baseball Teams and ranks them on the left according to their day-to-day standings. The lines connect each team to their 2009 salary, listed on the right.

A steep blue line means that the team is doing well for its money, which reflects well on the team's General Manager. A steep red line implies that the team is throwing away money. The thickness of the line is proportional to the team's salary relative to the others.

Drag the date at the top to move through the season. The first few days of the season are omitted because the rankings to (at least) that point are statistically silly. You can also use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move forward or backward one day.

Salary lists are taken from the USA Today Salaries Database. Win/loss scores are calculated from MLB.com.

Obviously we can all hope that with the recent success and ARam's return, we'll start trending up.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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