As a fan of a team other than the Yankees, I watch my team and others suffer cuz they don't have the $ to spend on players like they do. It sickens me to see that each year I can count on the yankees, Red Sox, A's Mariners, Twins, Giants, and Braves as probable postseason teams and that (except for last 2 yrs) the Yankees at least making the LCS. Look at what it did for football: it is now America's Pasttime, and evey year a new team can win it all. Everyone has a shot going in. The Brewers and Devil Rays are eliminated from playoff contention, and players have yet to report! That's not the way the league should be run.
If baseball had a cap, A-Rod could still get his deal, but the team would be remarakbly thin elsewhere. It makes everyone competitive for the most part, and makes baseball exciting. It will also ensure that MLB will be around in 20 years, which, at the rate it's going, is not guaranteed. There's a great chance the NHL will be gone in 7 months, I'd hate to see MLB gone too.
Brendo, I like the idea of a minimum. Maybe that is needed as much as a cap. If they had it in football, perhaps the Cardinals would actually win!
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Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball. ~Jim Murray