Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 8/6/12
[Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles Andrew will be writing on MLB front office difference makers. Andrew will be interviewing front office folks from a number of MLB teams to give readers a unique perspective on how and why personnel and other decisions are made at the big league level.] *** Do you fancy yourself an “aspiring baseball executive” and feel as though you’re ready to graduate from putting together fantasy baseball dynasties? If so, I suggest you take a look at a nifty website called baseballplayersalaries.com, which gauges every MLB team’s value based on their amount of wins, relative to their aggregate salaries. Using this logic, the formula for building a valuable franchise is simple: pay as little as possible and win as much as possible. Easy right? Not quite. As common logic would suggest, the corollary that exists between wins and aggregate dollars spent is inescapable. In short, the more money you spend, the more you’re going to win. Therefore, if
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