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That's a Lot of Louisville Sluggers
Monday, February 04, 2008
In addition to my usual Yankees Chick posts, I have also begun writing a bit for AOL's FanHouse blog. I will post the beginnings of those articles here on YC, and then you'll have to click the link to jump on over to FH to read the rest... stick with me here, amigos!

Does the number 218,300,000 mean anything to you? Your lucky number, perhaps (a tough one in Vegas, surely)?

It does to George Steinbrenner -- it's the number of cold hard cash dollars he doled out to his players last year. Needless to say, it was the largest payroll in the league by a hefty margin (the Red Sox payroll was $155.4 mil, the Dodgers paid $125.6 mil, and the Mets came in 4th place in the payroll race with $120.9 mil), and this was the 9th consecutive year they were on the top of the spending pile.

The good news -- for the Yankees -- is that, as usual, they got a great monetary return on their investment. They raked in $415 million in revenue, and while they had to shell out about $100 million in revenue sharing (so that other teams can dream of someday spending what is roughly the cost of NASA's latest development on baseball players) that still left plenty of profit for the team.

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