tinfoilxtouch wrote:I really don't get why MLB goes out of their way to screw over the Yankees, yet not actually do a thing about all the other big market teams. If they really wanted to even things out, they'd make the top 1/3 pay something. Instead, they are taking money away from a team who has no regard for spending... and why? The Yankees struggle to earn the best record in the AL, even with that salary. It isn't like they are trying to slow down a team who is buying more wins than anyone else can post. I'm not a Yankee fan, but as a fan of small-market teams, this doesn't make me the least bit pleased.
Screw that, make the Yankees pay.
Make em pay and pay and pay .. how does it hurt you.
Its not your cash ..
When they get tired of paying, all they have to do is reduce their payroll to an still obnoxious 150 million or so, and the tax will decrease ...
As for the other 'big market' teams. Well that gap has become a lot smaller between them and the mid markets. Mostly because the Yankees pay out the nose
but a lot of it is because owners have finally learned, that if you don't need to spend $120 million to field a championship team, then why do it?
Look at the Mets .. the Dodgers, the Red Sox .. all reducing payroll, and I can't see any of them crossing that 150 million threshold any time soon.