Ranking the Intelligence of MLB Teams by the Price of Each Win

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Ranking the Intelligence of MLB Teams by the Price of Each Win
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Billy Beane knows how to win games with a low payroll.

The San Francisco Giants won the World Series, and there's no doubt that they were the better team and deserved to hoist up the Commissioner's Trophy.

Winning games is obviously the goal in Major League Baseball, but I thought it could go deeper than that. Unlike football, baseball doesn't have a salary cap, and that gives small-market teams more of a disadvantage.

So, I wanted to see how much each team paid per win in 2012. I took each team's payroll (via CBS Sports) at the beginning of the season and divided it by the number of wins it had in the regular season.

Here is the list, ranked from most expensive to least. Obviously, the lower the price, the better.

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