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    Posts Tagged ‘salary’

    Dinamo Riga English Website and KHL Team Budgets

    Posted by japanstats on 2008 September 25日 Thursday

    Dinamo Riga (Latvia) of the upstart KHL (Kontinental Hockey League, mostly Russian league with ambitions to rival NHL in the future, or even now what with the Alexander Radulov signing) has an English website now! (And it looks great too, coming from a web-savvy Baltic nation maybe this shouldn’t be a surprise.) This is great news, as Riga and KHL info, stats, and news are now available in English.

     

    And KHL team budgets are now available and there is quite the gap between the richest and the poorest clubs. This seems to be total operating budgets that include player salaries, but nonetheless very interesting.

    1. AK Bars Kazan – $55 mill. 

    2. -4. Salvat Ulaev Ufa, SKA St. Petersburg, Avangard Omsk – $50 mill.

    5. Metallurg Magnitogorsk – $45 mill.

    6. Lokomotiv Yaroslavl – $40 mill.

    7. Atlant Moscow – $35 mill.

    8. -9. Dinamo Maskava, Sibir Novosibirsk – $25 mill.

    10. CSKA Moscow – $22 mill.

    11.-12. HK MVD Balashikha, Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod – $20 mill.

    13. Spartak Moscow – $18 mill.

    14. Amur Khabarovsk – $17 mill.

    15. Dinamo Minsk – $16 mill.

    16.-17. Severstal Cherepovets, Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk- $15 mill.

    18.-19. Metallurg Novokuznetsk, Vityaz Chekhov – $13 mill.

    20. Lada Togliatti – $12 mill.

    21.-22. Dinamo Rīga, Traktor Chelyabinsk – $11 mill.

    23.-24. Barys Astana, Khimik Voskresensk – $10 mill.

    For a team with such a lot budget, Riga is off to an awesome start leading the Kharlamov Division right now with 5 wins, 2 OT/SO losses, and 2 losses in 9 games, good for 17 points.

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    2008 NPB Team Salaries

    Posted by japanstats on 2008 June 7日 Saturday

    NPB (estimated) salary figures for 2008 were released by the Players Association in May (Japanese). Here’s the raw data.

     

     

    Non-imorts

    Imports

    1$=105JPY (08.6.7)

    Team

    Lg

    Players

    Salary (k JPY)

    Players

    Salary (k JPY)

    Total (k JPY)

    Total (m$)

    Tokyo Yomiuri Giants

    CL

    62

    3,416,330

    6

    1,853,000

    5,269,330

    50.18

    Hanshin Tigers

    CL

    63

    3,324,500

    5

    585,000

    3,909,500

    37.23

    Chunichi Dragons

    CL

    61

    3,084,000

    6

    800,900

    3,884,900

    37.00

    Fukuoka Softbank Hawks

    PL

    62

    3,378,800

    6

    375,000

    3,753,800

    35.75

    Chiba Lotte Marines

    PL

    61

    2,087,800

    6

    636,000

    2,723,800

    25.94

    Orix Buffaloes

    PL

    62

    1,586,800

    6

    991,000

    2,577,800

    24.55

    Yokohama BayStars

    CL

    63

    2,016,800

    6

    385,000

    2,401,800

    22.87

    Tokyo Yakult Swallows

    CL

    62

    1,724,400

    5

    561,000

    2,285,400

    21.77

    Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters

    PL

    61

    1,800,300

    4

    391,000

    2,191,300

    20.87

    Saitama Seibu Lions

    PL

    62

    1,876,100

    4

    280,000

    2,156,100

    20.53

    Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles

    PL

    60

    1,419,100

    4

    480,000

    1,899,100

    18.09

    Hiroshima Toyo Carp

    CL

    63

    1,227,500

    6

    296,000

    1,523,500

    14.51

    *CL: Central League, PL: Pacific League 

    *Import rules can be a bit complicated, as when a player is eligible for the draft (by attending a Japanese high school/university, etc.) and is selected in a draft, or has spent a certain number of years in NPB, they do not count against the import limit.

    Just a quick note that the Giants outspent the Carp by an astounding 3.46 times. If the NPB wants to grow as a whole, instead only a few rich clubs (Giants, Tigers), there needs to be some sort of revenue sharing and salary cap and floor system implemented because NPB is not a league that has promotions and demotions like soccer’s J.League where financially and organizationally stronger clubs naturally rise to the top division (even though the soccer model tends to promote superclubs that far outspend their lower ranked opponents too, but that’s a whole another matter).

    But then again financial parity doesn’t necessary promote greater competition, as shown by the cheaper clubs that have been competing for playoff spots in recent years in both MLB and NPB, while rich clubs have been known to underperform, so money isn’t everything, but it helps.

    And since the Giants and Tigers are reportedly making profits, they clearly have the financial clout to enter MLB (especially with increased TV revenue, assuming all things being equal of course, a big if).

    Also interesting to note that the Tigers are having the most success this year (so far) without spending much on foreign players (only 5th in NPB on total import salaries despite being the best team in Japan), relative to other big spenders.

    The data from Zakzak (since I think the archive disappears after a while):

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    Lohse’s 1 year 4.75 mil contract

    Posted by japanstats on 2008 March 17日 Monday

    Kyle Lohse signs a 1 year 4.25 million dollar (with 500k in performance bonus) contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. Similarly replacement level pitchers like Carlos Silva and Jeff Suppan have been getting something like 4 year $40m contracts in recent off seasons, but something changed. Maybe a critical mass of major league teams have finally realized the value of replacement level performance, as suggested in the timely USS Mariner article (via EWC). Also it’s probably ironic that the ever rising salaries of free agents brought on this shift in player valuations sooner than later (though, it’s the future replacement level free agents that will miss out on free money, the current batch have already laughed their way to the bank at least once).

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