Here is how the AL East teams spent on free agent acquisitions this past off-season in chart form.
|New York Yankees||$471MM||9||29||$16.25|
|Boston Red Sox||$53MM||5||7||$7.54|
|Tampa Bay Rays||$39MM||4||8||$4.88|
|Toronto Blue Jays||$8MM||1||2||$4.00|
Equally as disheartening is the point I mentioned in the 2014 State of the Union was the presence of teams who in past years hadn’t been active in free agency. The Seattle Mariners spent $268MM, Minnesota Twins $87MM, Kansas City Royals $67MM and Milwaukee Brewers $53MM. Only the Pittsburgh Pirates spent less than the Toronto Blue Jays coming in at only $7-million dollars.