donny23 wrote:I've heard enough about the Yankees and Red Sox ruining baseball. The players union has ruined baseball plain and simple. If not for the player's union, there would be a cap. Until then, teams will spend what they need to legally to win. George runs a business and enjoys winning. he's supposed to spend less to help the sport? Why is it his resposibility to help the sport? If the Yankees spent $80 million, would it change the fact that other teams are spening over $100 million and some are spending $40 million? The Yanks and Sox don't make the rules. They don't set the TV scheduling and they DO have the best rivalry in North American Sports today. I understand the people upset about how much exposure is given to these two teams and the rivalry, but this is the decision of the networks. Major league baseball is run by greed and Steinbrenner's greed is the least of the problems. The greed of the networks and players union (no salary cap) are the bigger problems. Let's start multiple threads with mutliple pages of posting on that subject and talk about the REAL issue here.
If I was in the MLBPA I would vote against a salary cap in a heartbeat. Given the way the owners and MLB have run baseball, there is NO way I'd trust them to distribute a fair amount of revenue back into player salaries. The problem with salary caps is that they cap salaries, not owner profits. It's not greed that motivates opposition to salary caps, it's a sense of getting fair compensation for generating an insane amount of revenue.
CubsFan7724 wrote:Anyone else notice the only people who don't want a cap are usually Red Sox or Yankee fans? Wonder why? And Brit, I don't remember saying one word about the Cubs being a small market team. They are probably the 3rd largests, after New York and LA.
I don't want a cap, and I'm an A's fan.
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