Congratulations, Texas Rangers

Wanted to take a moment to congratulate the Texas Rangers for their big win over the evil New York Yankees to advance to their first ever World Series. The Rangers’ fellow Texas-based partners in futility, the Houston Astros, managed their way to the 2005 World Series…so, now only two Major League franchises have failed to make a World Series – Seattle Mariners and the Washington Nationals/Expos.

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The criteria for the ‘most efficient’ teams is combining low ‘cost per win’ with at least 87 wins (5 games above .500).

Hence, the 5 most efficient teams from the 2010 MLB season are:

1) San Diego Padres (90 wins…$419,656 per win)

2) Texas Rangers (90 wins…$612,404 per win)

3) Tampa Bay Rays (96 wins…$748,688 per win)

4) Cincinnati Reds (91 wins…$795,072 per win)

5) Atlanta Braves (91 wins…$927,284 per win)


The criteria for the ‘least efficient’ teams is combining high ‘costs per win’ with a non-winning season (i.e. 81 or fewer wins). By this criteria, the 5 least efficient teams from the 2010 MLB season are:

1) Chicago Cubs (75 wins…$1.96 million per win)

2) New York Mets (79 wins…$1.68 million per win)

3) Seattle Mariners (61 wins…$1.61 million per win)

4) Detroit Tigers (81 wins…$1.52 million per win)

5) Los Angeles Angels (80 wins…$1.31 million per win)

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16 Responses to Congratulations, Texas Rangers

  1. BJD95 10/24/2010 at 11:05 AM #

    Huzzah for dispatching the evil Yankees…now, Go Giants!!!

    (Sorry, I’m an NL guy in general, and this is a likeable SF team.)

  2. GApack04 10/24/2010 at 11:27 AM #

    Boooo screw the Rangers….jk. Texas deserved to win totally outplayed the Yanks in every phase. Yankees had their chances but ultimately didn’t get it done. I’ll be pulling hard for SF lots of former Yankees on the coaching staff – Rahgetti, Roberto Kelly, and Bam Bam Mullens.

  3. StateFans 10/24/2010 at 11:45 AM #

    I’m a National League guy, as well…but, have never been able to stand the Giants.

    The stars at night…
    are big and bright….
    Deep in the heart of Texas!

  4. PackMan2012 10/24/2010 at 12:31 PM #

    Die hard Rangers fan, this has been long awaited.

  5. 61Packer 10/24/2010 at 1:53 PM #

    It’s George W. Bush’s fault.

  6. Dr. BadgerPack 10/24/2010 at 2:21 PM #

    The Rangers did “start” some of this salary garbage when they signed A-Rod years back. In fact, Texas owes A-Rod deferred compensation for something like 30, 40 years.

  7. Dr. BadgerPack 10/24/2010 at 2:23 PM #

    Since I love picking nits as well…. 87 wins would be an 87-75 record, 12 games above .500. 81 Wins is break even.

    The point made still stands however. Texas wins cheap, and my Cubs suck.

  8. Lunatic Fringe 10/24/2010 at 3:35 PM #

    I was hoping for SF vs. Rangers WS though TV guys I am sure wanted the opposite.

    I am a NL guy myself, but I consider Josh Hamilton a NC State guy though he never suited it up for the Pack. I will be rooting for the Rangers…

  9. MrPlywood 10/24/2010 at 5:17 PM #

    I’ve been rooting for Josh Hamilton for a while now, on a personal basis. His comeback from the depths of addiction is nothing less than amazing, and inspiring. A couple of years ago when Josh was in the Home Run Derby at the All-Star game, I was half paying attention when the announcer mentioned that his pitcher was Clay Council. I sat up, and quickly realized that it was the same Clay Council who used to coach our rival Little League team when I played as a kid – wayyy back. He coached Josh in American Legion, and got to pitch to him during the Derby at Yankee Stadium. Pretty cool.

  10. wufpup76 10/24/2010 at 5:31 PM #

    I’d like to congratulate anyone who takes the Yankees out.

  11. Master 10/24/2010 at 5:51 PM #

    I’m a Yankees fan, but happy for the Rangers.

    As for those who carp about the high cost of the Yankees’ players, how about a breakdown of REVENUE per win. Perhaps they spend money to make money.

  12. highstick 10/24/2010 at 7:12 PM #

    We will buy Texas next year!


    “The Steinbrenners!”

  13. heavy 10/24/2010 at 8:11 PM #

    Ya’ll are crying about the Yankees like a bunch of p#ssy Red Sox fans…

  14. heavy 10/24/2010 at 8:13 PM #

    P.S. Congrats to the Rangers, they played a hech of series. They wanted and deserved it more.

  15. Wulfpack 10/24/2010 at 9:31 PM #

    Glad to see both Texas and San Fran in the series. Gotta go with the Giants, though. Hats off to both franchises in slaying the “giants”.

  16. blpack 10/24/2010 at 9:45 PM #

    This series will be good for baseball. I hope people watch. Now if the Cubs could get in the WS in a few years…

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