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The Toronto Blue Jays signed starting pitcher R.A. Dickey in a high-profile deal last year that saw the club’s total payroll jump considerably.
The Toronto Blue Jays signed starting pitcher R.A. Dickey in a high-profile deal last year that saw the club’s total payroll jump considerably.
(ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS)

Pay and performance – from the corner office to the baseball diamond

Canadian companies usually get what they pay for in a chief executive officer, according to recent research. But does the same theory on pay and performance hold true in major league baseball?

The Bank of Montreal is blending financial analysis and the ol’ ball game in a study of teams’ payrolls and how much they are winning halfway through the season.