Let's just stop this whining about the Yank's ruining the game of baseball. All the arguments are mundane; my market isn't big enough, George has no soul and will spend whatever it takes to win, if baseball had a salary cap my team would be so much better, revenue sharing would totally help my team win blah blah blah.
Let's get real
-My teams market isn't big enough: You don't have a big enough market to support baseball; then your city doesnt deserve to have a team. Truth hurts kid. If you think NY has too big of a market already, then move < insert crappy small market team > to NY! Problem Solved and the game of baseball is saved...HURRAH!
-George has no soul: hahaha whatever, he likes to win whether you like it or not, is of no concern to anyone. Get over it, plain & simple.
-Salary cap: Let's institute one, the only provision is there must be a 60-75 million dollar minimum or your team gets no revenue sharing for x amount of years. For a list of offending teams look here: http://asp.usatoday.com/sports/baseball ... ?year=2003
-Revenue Sharing would help my team: blah, move your team; your market can't support an mlb team. And even if there were revenue sharing, it would be terrible if they didnt invest that money back into the team. I wonder what the Devil Rays did with their luxury tax money...hmmmm
I don't want to send the message that your arguments are crap; they aren't, but there are solutions out there that small market teams will never agree to. So until their are rules in place, get off the yanks' back and start holding other people accountable besides the yankees.
Let's start holding the twins accountable for not re-signing latroy hawkins or guardado. Come on, surely you can't blame the yanks for that?! Let's hold the Red's accountable for the firesale they had last year. Let's hold the Devil Ray's accountable for a crude 19 million dollar payroll; hell they wouldnt pay travis lee 2 mil! Let's hold the expos accountable for not keeping vlad and vasquez.
Teams need to step up and keep their own players, and not be farm systems for other teams.