The Yankees bullpen, in perspective


Earlier today Mike put the Yankees bullpen in perspective in terms of performance. They’re going to have quite a crew out in right-center field. It won’t come cheap, either. The entire bullpen figures to cost around $34 million, which is more than some entire teams’ payrolls. Today at FanGraphs friend of RAB Eno Sarris puts that in perspective. That $34 million represents just 17 percent of the team’s overall payroll. In 2009, that percentage would have put them right in the middle of the pack among MLB teams. The Reds, for instance, spent 29.21 percent of their payroll on the bullpen that year. The Yanks are shelling out tons, but in relation to the rest of their payroll it’s actually not that high of a figure.

(Then again, not many figures are high relative to a $200 million payroll.)

Categories : Asides


  1. Jamie says:

    I don’t have time to listen to the Podcast…can someone let me know who the RAB guys think will be removed from the 40-man? Thanks a lot!

  2. Ted Nelson says:

    Definitely an important aspect of things to keep in perspective. Good analysis.

  3. NextYankeeDynasty says:

    It will cost more than that Joe when you add in Marte’s 4 million….4 relievers,34.5 million, crazy!

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