Gang Green wrote:I agree with the minimum payroll requirement BigLebowski. Maybe $45 million should be the target, since that is what MLB is giving the Expos to work with this year. Buyout/contract any teams who don't want to compete with a $45 million dollar payroll. At least you know those small market teams who do compete at that level are going to try and be competitive. Perhaps an even more restrictive tax on payrolls over $120 million dollars will eventually make George cringe. If not, keep giving all that taxed money to the teams around $45 million, since they are trying to be competitive.
Ramble, I agree that opening the books to the public could be the best thing for MLB in the long run, but I think the Brewers accountants will play with their numbers worse than the Enron accountants.
That's what they did with Congress a few years back. I don't remember which congressman it was, but they complained about how worthless the data was that MLB provided. This could be different, though. If the state actually brings legal proceedings against the Brewers, then MLB may be forced to actually show both
sets of books.
"The game has a cleanness. If you do a good job, the numbers say so. You don't have to ask anyone or play politics. You don't have to wait for the reviews." - Sandy Koufax