Smartest Spenders in Sports 2014 - Businessweek - (Private Browsing)

Cardinals “Smartest Spender” in Baseball

They rank 2nd overall to the Chicago Blackhawks (side note: BARF) in all of the 4 professional sports.

All this according to Business Week, who developed the system and metrics. You can customize your own chart and data right here.

From BW:

“Each team is compared against the average price per win in its league to produce a score we call the efficiency index. The less a team spends compared with its peers, the lower its score. Playoff victories and championships get extra weight. Payroll data come from the best available published sources.”

No, this isn’t telling us anything we don’t know.

But it’s still proof that what we think we know is actually right.

Photo: Business Week

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