<P></P><P></P><P>Besides being left out of the playoff picture with very little hope of elbowing their way back in, what do the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Angels, Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue http://www.bearsofficialnfl.com/Authentic-Tim-Jennings-Jersey Jays and Washington Nationals have in common?</P><P></P><P>All seven of those big-market teams also are among Major League Baseball's top 10 in payroll salary in 2013.</P><P></P><P>Pretty remarkable, huh?</P><P></P><P>Of those seven squads, only one is even at or above .500, and http://www.bearsofficialnfl.com at 60-57 through Tuesday, the Yankees barely even meet that standard.</P><P></P><P>While it's not all bad for the big spenders—the Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers are currently leading their respective divisions—it's still hard Tim Jennings Womens Jersey to believe what a top-10 payroll (anywhere from about $115-230 million or so) can buy you these days.</P><P></P><P>Or in this case, can't buy you.</P><P></P><P>On the other end of the spectrum, the miniature-market Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays are right in the thick of the postseason race, despite having payrolls around $60 million—or about half that of the Nationals at No. 10.</P><P></P><P>The Pittsburgh Pirates, by the way, own the 11th-lowest payroll and the second-best record in the sport.</P><P></P><P>More or less, then, the same number of clubs from the lower third in total team payroll are in position for the postseason as are from the upper third.</P><P></P><P>Seems like a new level of parity, doesn't it? Let's find out.</P><P></P><P>Related Articles:</P><P></P><P>http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1735564-is-mlbs-small-vs-large-market-dilemma-stabilizing-or-worsening</P>
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