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What the Arizona Diamondbacks, and other MLB teams, paid for each win in 2019

Posted: 7:59 AM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 11:01:07-04
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Major League Baseball teams take a variety of approaches when constructing their rosters.

Teams like the New York Yankees invest top-of-the-league money in the hopes of a playoff berth, while teams like the Tampa Bay Rays play "moneyball" by taking risks on failed prospects and castoffs from other teams.

The Tampa Bay Business Journal, an affiliate publication of Phoenix Business Journal, divided each baseball team’s total wins by their total salary cap to calculate their cost per win for the season.

The league average cost per win was calculated by taking the average 80.45 wins this season by the average salary cap of $137 million.

Read more from the Phoenix Business Journal.