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Weeks out from another glorious season of Marlins baseball, and we find out they’re going to be last in payroll yet again. After being second to last in 2013 (behind the Astros), they’re appropriately bringing up the rear this season at an estimated $42 million via the Denver Post.
Let’s now have some fun with numbers continuing to sour Marlins baseball:
- The Dodgers’ $216.8 estimated payroll is over FIVE times that of the Marlins. FIVE TIMES.
- 21: The number of teams that double the Marlins’ payroll in 2014.
- 10: The number of teams that TRIPLE the Marlins’ payroll in 2014.
- $7 million: The combined 2014 salary for Miami’s best two players in Jose Fernandez ($490,000) Giancarlo Stanton ($6.5 million). Run, Giancarlo. RUN!
- $0.65 million: The Marlins’ cost per win in 2013 ranked fourth in the league. Congratulations on your 62 wins last season, Loria. At least you’re losing efficiently.
Again, why would anyone choose to support such an abomination of a product? They don’t win. They don’t try to win. And yet they expect YOU — the fan — to support them unconditionally with your hard-earned money. And who cares if it’s a dollar to attend a game.
Imagine going to a local grocery store to purchase some milk. 62 percent of the time (Marlins’ losing percentage in 2013) it ends up being rotten upon first sip. Would you keep buying it? Who cares how cheap it is! Spoiled milk is spoiled milk.
Update, May 13: Deadspin has since come out with more a recent payroll figure in which the Marlins are ranked second lowest. So at least they have that going for them.