Money Can’t Buy Happiness, But What About Championships?

AAA

Can Money Buy The World Series?

Much has been made about this year's World Series champions, the New York Yankees, and their astronomical payroll. Many critics point to the estimated $208 million dollars the Yankees spent in player salaries in 2009, and claim that the Bronx Bombers simply "bought" the World Series championship. While it's true the Yankees far outspent any of their opponents this past season, it's hard to argue with the results: they are baseball's best in 2009. But the Yankees' payroll is a point of contention among baseball fans and writers this season, so we've decided to take a look at this past decade's World Series champions, and analyze whether big bucks were the primary reason for their success.
Related Articles
  1. Personal Finance

    Money Can't Buy Happiness, But What About World Series Championships?

    A lot of teams have invested big bucks into winning the World Series. Find out which teams spent the most, and which got the biggest payoff.
  2. Personal Finance

    How Major League Baseball Makes Money

    Major League Baseball is big business. Let's take a look at where the money comes from.
  3. Personal Finance

    Top 10 Most Valuable Sports Teams in 2015

    Cleats, pads and profits: we take a look at the top 10 most valuable sports teams in the world.
  4. Personal Finance

    Playoff Perks For Pro Athletes

    If personal pride, a stellar resume and increased job security aren't enough incentive for some pro athletes, each league has reserved a bit of lunch money to up the ante and help tide athletes ...
  5. Personal Finance

    Sports With Winning Bonuses

    Whether professional athletes play for the love of the game or a nice payday, one thing is for certain: victory pays.
  6. Personal Finance

    Baseball Greats Who Were Paid Like Benchwarmers

    These legendary players changed the face of their sport - but they weren't in it for the money.
  7. Personal Finance

    A History Of Baseball Economics

    A look at baseball from semi professional to its rise as a moneymaking business.
  8. Personal Finance

    Money Facts: Derek Jeter's 3000th Hit

    The Yankees shortstop's quest for hit No. 3,000 means more than a place in the history books
  9. Personal Finance

    Which Pro Athletes Work The Hardest?

    We look at every major sport and calculate who's making the most per game.
  10. Personal Finance

    Pro Sports Unions: Do They Help Or Hurt?

    Unions have helped athletes land multi-million dollar contracts, but how do they affect the fans?
Trading Center