One of the most loyal citizens of The Nation, Matt WI, has alerted us to this piece by Tom Verducci over at SI. Verducci has been trying to determine which teams got the most bang for their buck over the last decade. As you might imagine, the Reds assuredly do not rank among the most efficient teams. The top five most efficient: Florida, St. Louis, Minnesota, Oakland, Tampa. The five least efficient: Seattle, LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore, NY Mets.
Verducci’s methodology is a bit clunky, but it’s an interesting study nonetheless, and the conclusions surprise me very little. Check it out.