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Postby Transmogrifier » Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:53 am

Now, I'm a fan of a big spender, but this Rosenthal aside is troubling. I'm not bashing NY here, but finances are a problem. We need some sort of salary floor along with some better salary ceiling.


Look at the bright side: The Yankees' penalty for exceeding the luxury-tax threshold next season might be higher than the Brewers' payroll.
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Postby Area51's » Wed Dec 10, 2003 11:19 am

Read that too.......really really scary. The incentives for teams to try and suck seem to be more and more prevalent.
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Postby Madison » Wed Dec 10, 2003 12:22 pm

Look at the bright side: The Yankees' penalty for exceeding the luxury-tax threshold next season might be higher than the Brewers' payroll.



That's a good reason why there needs to be a minimum salary per team.
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Postby Transmogrifier » Wed Dec 10, 2003 3:08 pm

Madison wrote:
Look at the bright side: The Yankees' penalty for exceeding the luxury-tax threshold next season might be higher than the Brewers' payroll.



That's a good reason why there needs to be a minimum salary per team.


I'm right there with you. But the union doesn't want it because then they think it's easier to set up a salary cap.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Wed Dec 10, 2003 3:31 pm

Transmogrifier wrote:I'm right there with you. But the union doesn't want it because then they think it's easier to set up a salary cap.


exactly. bud and the other owners even proposed a minumum $45 million payroll last time but the players union shot it down. the players are against a salary cap because it restricts how much they can earn. they dont want to just come out and say they are greedy so they tell people they believe in the free market approach (which is interpreted as no restrictions on the minimum or maximum payroll). a minimum payroll would benefit the players since contracts for players on the brewers and whatnot would have to be increased to meet the minimum. but for some reasons the players view a salary floor as a 'defeat' in negotiations and thus voted it down. makes a lot of sense, doesnt it? (so which emoticon is the sarcasm one?)
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Postby stevelabny » Thu Dec 11, 2003 3:34 am

j_d_mcnugent wrote: they dont want to just come out and say they are greedy


the players aren't greedy.

people pay to see the players pay.

they just want their fair slice of the pie.

if the owners really couldn't afford them, they wouldn't sign them

PERIOD.

the owners are greedy. and stupid.
and THATS the problem
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