Breaking Down AL East Free Agent Spending

Here is how the AL East teams spent on free agent acquisitions this past off-season in chart form.

Team Total $ Players Years AAV
New York Yankees $471MM 9 29 $16.25
Baltimore Orioles $70MM 7 13 $5.36
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.


1 Response to “Breaking Down AL East Free Agent Spending”

  1. 1 Smart Fan March 17, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Money isn’t the be all and end all but this is sad.

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