Another Fun Fact
Three teams decided to spend big money in free agency this winter, showing their “dedication to winning”, their “commitment to their fans”, and their “willingness to do what it takes”. These teams showed that those fools who care about budgets and contracts are just pawns who don’t understand what baseball is really all about. Those teams are the real winners in baseball.
Except, you know, on the field, where those teams – the Angels, Tigers, and Marlins – have combined for a 50-56 record on the season, a .472 winning percentage.
It might come as a shock to some people, but lavish free agent spending really isn’t a magic formula for success. Who knew?