TheYanks04 wrote:Wow, I guess you guys never heard of or are too cheap to buy DTV's MLB Xtra Innings package.
I do like the idea of contracting everyone else out of baseball though.
That is offered through pretty much all cable companies as well as all of the satellite companies but apparently, not everyone has the disposable income of you.
CubsFan7724 wrote:Anyone else notice the only people who don't want a cap are usually Red Sox or Yankee fans? Wonder why? And Brit, I don't remember saying one word about the Cubs being a small market team. They are probably the 3rd largests, after New York and LA.
Nice to use an ignorant stereotype.
Your team has a ton of $$ yet they don't spend it. Blame them and not the Yankees. Even blame the league or the MLBPA. Sounds a bit like sour grapes to me.
Let me ask you a question.......Let's say that you bought a company for $10M and built it up to be worth close to $1B, would you be cool if all of the other similar companies wanted to take a lot of money from you?? Also, let's say that you have been contributing money to them for years and they are still substandard, would you be fine with being asked to give them a lot more money??
I anxiously await your response.
Tavish wrote: Lofunzo wrote:
Here we go. I was waiting for an NFL reference.
You cannnot compare the NFL to any other sport. Period. The NFL generates national revenues while the other sports, baseball included, generates regional revenues.
Sure you can compare football to other sports. It is the same as every other major US team sport in that all the owners are in a limited partnership where they make no revenue without the other owners. The way in which revenue is divided is different, but that has no effect on why the current salary structure is inadequete.
This wouldn't be an issue if the teams that got money spent it at all or even in a smart way. If they don't want to put in the extra effort, blaming the Yankees or the Red Sox is a terrible excuse. These teams could send scouts to different areas but they don't. If the Yankees send 2 scouts somewhere, they could send 4 but they don't. Their owners are happier just crying poverty and pocketing the luxury tax money that they receive. I should also say that these teams also need the Yankees. There are quite a few teams in the league that draw 20K+ fans every time the Yankees come to town. That also can't be overlooked.
I reiterate that there is no way correctly compare the NFL to any other sport. You want to bring up that they need the competition?? What's next?? That they all wear uniforms so they are the same?? The NFL generates national revenues. Whatever the TV deal is, they split it equally. The Yankees should not be penalized financially because they were smart enough to start up their own TV network or because they have the most fans or are the most profitable. Any team could do it. It just wouldn't be nearly as profitable. They would still make money, though.
I am all for some sort of luxury tax. I am also all for putting a salary floor out there for teams to match. People always look at the fact that the Yankees are signing 5 FA's an offseason but if there were more than a handful of teams that would spend any money, it wouldn't be that way.
I want to stress something else as well.......I don't particularly like how the league is in that you have 1 team soaking up a ton of payroll, a few others soaking up a huge amount, and then a bunch of bottom feeders but remember this. The Yankees are well within their rights to do what they are doing. Before you fire insults at the Yankees and their fans, remember that the fans are just rooting for the team. They don't sign the checks, sign the players, or hit and field the ball. The Yankees also aren't the problem. The problem is a spineless commissioner and a player's association that has 10X the power of the commissioner. No other league is like that. All that the MLBPA sees is dollar signs. A cap means less money in their eyes.