Among the 122 pro sports teams representing the four major North American sports, the Rays came in third. Their $0.56 million cost per win wasn’t the best, ranking second behind the Florida Marlins ($0.52M per win). And when compared to the other teams in their sports, the Rays came in third, behind the Marlins and the Nashville Predators of the NHL. [BUSINESS INSIDER]



  1. Beth says:

    I'm a little baffled by the Bloomberg methodology. Obviously you can't make these comparisons across sports (too much variation in # of games played, size of roster), and the Bloomberg study says they calculated deviation from the mean within each sport. But then they show the results with teams from all sports thrown into the mix. Can anyone explain?

    • Cork Gaines says:

      the deviation from the mean is how they are ranked. the idea being "which teams are the farthest (furthest?) from average, in their sport?" So the Predators are farther from the average in hockey than the Rays are from the average in baseball.


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