Salary Lost by Team and Year to Time on DL

Since I have already looked at the salary lost to the DL for individual player totals and teams totals from 2002 to 2009, I will now look at the individual teams by year (injury information from Josh Hermsmeyer at RotoBlog.com) .  Looking over the lists the only points I noticed was that the Mets and Dodgers did not do a good job of keeping their high priced players off the DL while the Chicago White Sox did an amazing job.  Here is the top 20 teams and bottom 10 by total salary lost (link to a spreadsheet with all the teams and years for reference).

Rank Team Year Salary Lost Total Salary Percent of Salary Total Days Trips
1 NYM 2009 $54,962,101 $149,373,987 36.8% 1212 15
2 LAD 2008 $54,187,351 $118,588,536 45.7% 1229 15
3 ATL 2008 $42,020,997 $102,365,683 41.0% 1383 17
4 LAD 2005 $34,642,178 $83,039,000 41.7% 1315 15
5 NYM 2003 $31,106,582 $116,876,429 26.6% 823 13
6 NYY 2006 $30,146,569 $194,663,079 15.5% 904 12
7 NYY 2008 $30,023,543 $207,896,789 14.4% 1201 15
8 STL 2008 $29,089,973 $99,624,449 29.2% 1431 18
9 DET 2009 $28,369,717 $115,085,145 24.7% 832 9
10 SFG 2005 $28,003,711 $90,199,500 31.0% 450 8

Rank Team Year Salary Lost Total Salary Percent of Salary Total Days Trips
11 NYM 2008 $27,458,235 $137,793,376 19.9% 1429 14
12 TEX 2002 $27,378,780 $105,526,122 25.9% 1282 14
13 ARI 2002 $27,114,166 $102,819,999 26.4% 1148 17
14 LAA 2009 $26,958,806 $113,709,000 23.7% 756 11
15 CHC 2006 $26,468,356 $94,424,499 28.0% 919 11
16 TEX 2004 $26,038,966 $55,050,417 47.3% 1496 18
17 NYM 2004 $25,330,376 $96,660,970 26.2% 1052 15
18 OAK 2007 $25,001,583 $79,366,940 31.5% 1111 14
19 ATL 2006 $24,891,291 $90,156,876 27.6% 1286 14
20 SEA 2009 $24,353,463 $98,904,166 24.6% 1030 14

 

231 PIT 2007 $1,724,722 $38,537,833 4.5% 381 7
232 STL 2004 $1,454,389 $83,228,333 1.7% 397 5
233 CHA 2005 $1,418,144 $75,178,000 1.9% 215 6
234 TB 2005 $1,385,350 $29,679,067 4.7% 511 10
235 CHW 2002 $1,235,731 $57,052,833 2.2% 175 5
236 MON 2002 $1,187,417 $38,670,500 3.1% 375 7
237 CHW 2009 $1,070,222 $96,068,500 1.1% 284 6
238 TB 2004 $904,778 $29,556,667 3.1% 252 4
239 CHW 2003 $778,056 $51,010,000 1.5% 118 4
240 FLO 2006 $533,817 $14,998,500 3.6% 189 5

Besides total amount lost, here are the leaders and laggards in Percent of Salary lost.

Rank Team Year Percent of Salary Salary Lost Total Salary Total Days Trips
1 CLE 2003 48.4% $23,498,650 $48,584,834 1317 14
2 TEX 2004 47.3% $26,038,966 $55,050,417 1496 18
3 TB 2003 46.0% $9,024,444 $19,630,000 599 10
4 LAD 2008 45.7% $54,187,351 $118,588,536 1229 15
5 LAD 2005 41.7% $34,642,178 $83,039,000 1315 15
6 ATL 2008 41.0% $42,020,997 $102,365,683 1383 17
7 NYM 2009 36.8% $54,962,101 $149,373,987 1212 15
8 WAS 2008 36.8% $20,213,772 $54,961,000 1259 16
9 SD 2009 35.3% $15,289,962 $43,333,700 798 10
10 DET 2002 34.5% $18,980,375 $55,048,000 1275 12

231 MON 2002 3.1% $1,187,417 $38,670,500 375 7
232 TB 2004 3.1% $904,778 $29,556,667 252 4
233 TOR 2006 2.6% $1,829,939 $71,365,000 339 6
234 SEA 2006 2.4% $2,106,361 $87,959,833 278 5
235 SF 2007 2.2% $2,000,156 $90,219,056 318 6
236 CHW 2002 2.2% $1,235,731 $57,052,833 175 5
237 CHW 2005 1.9% $1,418,144 $75,178,000 215 6
238 STL 2004 1.7% $1,454,389 $83,228,333 397 5
239 CHW 2003 1.5% $778,056 $51,010,000 118 4
240 CHW 2009 1.1% $1,070,222 $96,068,500 284 6
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