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Postby AtlDynasty25 » Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:45 pm

PLEASE! We really really need a salary cap for these teams. This is getting out of hand. When Randy Wolf gets 8 mil a year, you know something is wrong. These contracts are getting out of hand, and something needs to be done before the game is ruined completely.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:53 pm

If a salary cap meant lower ticket prices I would be on board but I'm pretty sure all a salary cap would do is make the owners richer.
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:55 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:If a salary cap meant lower ticket prices I would be on board but I'm pretty sure all a salary cap would do is make the owners richer.


so be it. the current system is a joke.
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Postby joeg24 » Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:03 pm

I agree, this time of year sucks to be a Twins fan as we'll likely be idle due to not having a free spending owner. That being said, we'll still probably out play most of these free spenders.
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Postby 1337_Dude » Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:17 pm

joeg24 wrote:I agree, this time of year sucks to be a Twins fan as we'll likely be idle due to not having a free spending owner. That being said, we'll still probably out play most of these free spenders.

Isn't the Twins owner one of the wealthiest owners in baseball?
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Postby joeg24 » Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:21 pm

Yes he is, there's even rumors that Mr Burns is based on him.

He's got a foot in the grave, so I hope soon he puts some cash into the organization in his final years.
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Postby The Cow » Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:22 pm

As a Indians fan I agree that MLB must have a salary cap. Soon the Tribe will lose players like Hafner and Sizemore because they will demand mega-contracts. It is getting old watching the same teams sign the free agents year in and year out. Its as if the middle to small market teams are nothing more than farm teams for the big market teams. Do you think the Yankees would trade away all their prospects if they were not able to sign whichever free agent they choose? The Yanks don't need a minor league system they have one in K.C., Minn, Cle, Pitt etc..... The only way a mid to small market team has a chance is through superior management. I say level the playing fields.

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Postby Yoda » Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:24 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:If a salary cap meant lower ticket prices I would be on board but I'm pretty sure all a salary cap would do is make the owners richer.


I agree completely. I do not think a salary cap will do anything to improve baseball.

It is efficient management that translates to winning. See: Oakland, Minnesota, Florida, etc...

You can spend all the money in the world and not win due to poor management. See: Cubs, LAD, Rangers...
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Postby 1337_Dude » Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:27 pm

The thing that baseball needs more so then a cap is a floor. Some of these teams are a joke with how they don't spend the money the rake in. In another thread someone pointed out that one team had a pay roll less then what they got in revenue sharing. Something about that just seems crazy to me.
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Postby 1337_Dude » Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:30 pm

The Cow wrote:As a Indians fan I agree that MLB must have a salary cap. Soon the Tribe will lose players like Hafner and Sizemore because they will demand mega-contracts. It is getting old watching the same teams sign the free agents year in and year out. Its as if the middle to small market teams are nothing more than farm teams for the big market teams. Do you think the Yankees would trade away all their prospects if they were not able to sign whichever free agent they choose? The Yanks don't need a minor league system they have one in K.C., Minn, Cle, Pitt etc..... The only way a mid to small market team has a chance is through superior management. I say level the playing fields.

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According to this The Indians were actually the highest profiting team in baseball during the 05 season.

http://www.forbes.com/lists/2006/33/Income_1.html
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