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  • Cactus League Moneyball: Did Dollars Impact Wins In 2014?

    Team 2014 Payroll* 2014 Record Playoffs?
    Los Angeles Dodgers $241 M 94-68 NLDS (lost 1-3 vs. STL)
    San Francisco Giants $148 M 88-74 World Series Champions (4-3 vs. KC)
    Texas Rangers $132 M 67-95 -
    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim $128 M 98-64 ALDS (lost 0-3 vs. KC)
    Cincinnati Reds $112 M 76-86 -
    Arizona Diamondbacks $112 M 64-98 -
    Milwaukee Brewers $103 M 82-80 -
    Colorado Rockies $100 M 66-96 -
    Chicago White Sox $90 M 73-89 -
    Kansas City Royals $90 M 89-73 World Series (lost 3-4 vs. SF)
    San Diego Padres $90 M 77-85 -
    Seattle Mariners $90 M 87-75 -
    Cleveland Indians $83 M 85-77 -
    Oakland Athletics $77 M 88-74 AL Wildcard (lost vs. KC)
    Chicago Cubs $75 M 73-89 -

    *Rounded to Nearest Million $

    Word Cloud 2014 Team Salaries

    The 15 MLB Teams of the Cactus League and their relative team salaries. The Dodgers had the highest payroll in 2014 (and all of MLB), while the Cubs had the lowest of all Cactus League teams.