Brewers rank high in free agent spending

I just noticed a very interesting post on the fine site MLBtraderumors.com that ranks all 30 teams in order of total dollars committed to free agents during the offseason The Brewers, who shelled out for free agent starters Randy Wolf and Doug Davis and relievers Trevor Hoffman and LaTroy Hawkins, rank fourth on the list behind the larger market Red Sox, Cardinals and Mets. The Yankees, who spent freely during the 2008-2009 offseason, are way down the list this time at No. 19.

Here’s how the website lined teams up:
Red Sox – $137,030,000
Cardinals – $129,450,000
Mets – $75,350,000
Brewers – $55,650,000
Angels – $52,000,000
Mariners – $51,325,000
Braves – $41,350,000
Reds – $37,070,000
Giants – $34,750,000
Phillies – $30,850,000
Astros – $29,900,000
Nationals – $29,900,000
Cubs – $25,800,000
Tigers – $23,950,000
Orioles – $23,900,000
Rangers – $22,500,000
Athletics – $20,900,000
Blue Jays – $20,500,000 
Yankees – $19,800,000
Diamondbacks – $19,100,000
Royals – $18,600,000
Twins – $14,400,000
Rockies – $13,100,000
Dodgers – $11,500,000 
Padres – $8,675,000
White Sox – $8,375,000
Pirates – $8,125,000
Rays – $5,300,000
Indians – $2,850,000
Marlins – $0
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I’m not sure there’s really much to take away from that article, aside from the fact that the teams at the top have a lot of new faces. Last year the Yankees spent a ton of money, but they had a ton of money coming off the books. Since they locked those players up long term, there wasn’t much money left this offseason for them to spend.

I’m not sure there’s really much to take away from that article, aside from the fact that the teams at the top have a lot of new faces. Last year the Yankees spent a ton of money, but they had a ton of money coming off the books. Since they locked those players up long term, there wasn’t much money left this offseason for them to spend.

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