01/14/2005: Fun with numbers...
looking at big vs. small markets in baseball. How much disparity is there between New York and Kansas City? Well, you can look at it this way: the total value of Carlos Beltran's contract with the Mets ($119 million) is more than enough to pay the Kansas City Royals' payroll for both 2003 and 2004 combined (roughly $90 million).
Want to crunch a few numbers yourself? See: 2000-04 MLB Payroll Comparisons for all the gory details.
Len on 01.14.05 @ 11:38 AM CST