If you saw my recent post on the payroll disparity between the Yankees and Twins, you’ll recall that I used a visual approach called “word clouds.” I’ve used this in other situations, such as comparing base stealing between the Angels and Red Sox (back in the ALDS). A few of you noted that in the Twins Yankees Payroll visual the size of the name distorted what was being communicated. This is a point well taken and applies here, since Ellsbury’s name is longer than names like Hunter of Abreu. Still, I’m hoping that there’s insight revealed from this visual that might not be so easy to spot in looking at a list of numbers. Or, at least, more fun.