The Toronto Blue Jays have gone the longest in the MLB without making the playoffs. Their streak is at 21 consecutive seasons of not appearing in postseason baseball. They have not made the playoffs since 1993, which was the same year the Jays last won the World Series.
According to Business Insider, the Blue Jays have paid more than $1.4 billion in player salaries during the 21-year stretch, which is by far the most for teams since their last playoff appearance. Toronto has averaged around a $67 million payroll per season during those 21 long years.
Here’s a look at how much money other teams have spent during their playoff droughts: