That's a good point. If you look at all 8 playoff teams, only the Twins did not have a huge payroll in 2004. The Twins did it the old way, developing players from the local pool of talent rather than spending big on free agents. It is refreshing to see a team do that but they'll never be able to get past the Yankees or Red Sox that way. They didn't make the playoffs this year but the Oakland A's are another team that doesn't spend big and usually does well.
F*CK the SUX!!! Their fans better enjoy it while it lasts because Georgie will come out firing with both barrels...and he will spend whatever it takes to come out on top...might as well, he already takes enough sh*t from the rest of MLB for spending the most. Just remember fans of the rest of baseball...the Red Sux were second in payroll, so their management bought a championship as well, so they were never an "underdog", in any sense of the word!