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No. 16: Tampa Bay Rays

Ultimate Standings 2012

Updated: September 6, 2012, 5:36 PM ET
By Ross Marrinson | ESPN The Magazine

Last year's rank: 25 Title track: 45 Ownership: 72 Coaching: 5 Players: 14 Fan relations: 24 Affordability: 1 Stadium experience: 113 Bang for the buck: 8

If you're looking for the new Moneyball, check out the Tampa Bay Rays. In the past four years, the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays have paid this much in payroll, respectively: $819,553,183; $579,345,842; and $220,110,673. Do the math. Cost per win? $2,134,253; $1,570,043; and $598,127. Playoff appearances during the span? Three, two and ...

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