Contrast that with division champs like the Brewers -- who spent $1.13 million per win -- and the Braves, who came in at $1.45 million.
The last place Marlins paid as much per win as the first-place Braves, but that's a bit misleading. According to spotrac.com (which I use because he keeps updating its payroll throughout the year), the Marlins spent a mere $43 million on players on their 25-man roster -- out of a total payroll of $91 million. The rest of that money? $16.5 million to injured players -- most of that going to Prado. A stunning $34.5 million was paid by the Marlins to players on other teams or out of baseball (led by Edison Volquez $13 million).
For those interested in the team by team measures, it's attached as a spreadsheet. You'll see that Cleveland, Colorado and Houston all made the playoffs while spending less than the MLB average of $1.7 million per win.
|Payroll||Wins||$Million / Win|