What I think should happen is Daniel Snyder should buy the Orioles. He will then make their payroll $400 million dollars. George will then go to $500 million dollars. Baseball will be forced to step in and do something. Its worth a shot.
I am not trying to start a war here fella's, but even the most astute fan has to realize that something must be done about the finances of baseball.
What fun is it for fan of the smaller market teams knowing that, under normal circumstances, they head into each season with no chance of winning?
Some talk as if a small market team just spends the money to bring in big ticket players will do the trick. But did they consider that you to this you must first have the working capital to do so? If it were that simple, don't you think it could be done also in our personal lives? Yeah, I'd love to have a Saleen S7 to drive around in, but I just happen to be a little short of $400,000.
If it takes bazillionaires to own a team, they are smarter then investing in a baseball team that is in so much finicial trouble. They made their money being wise, not stupid.
As it stands, you have your "haves" and "have nots". Personally it turns me off. This from a die hard baseball fan.
As stated earlier, there will be teams where a few smaller market teams make a run, the odds let things like this happen. But normally, year after year, it is the same teams over and over.
Even things out. Give the small market teams a chance to compete. Let them build their fan base by doing so for the love of the game, not who spends the most money.