Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
From MLBTR - I dont care where the f**k Price goes as long as it isnt to the Dodgers.
"On yesterday's Baseball Tonight Podcast, ESPN's Buster Olney told colleague Tim Kurkjian that the Dodgers are expected to be the most aggressive team in pursuing a trade for David Price this offseason. A Price acquisition would give the Dodgers an unthinkably dominant front four of Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Price and Hyun-jin Ryu"
The mlb is fcking gay
Only sport where one team spends 250 mill and another spends 30
Salary cap is one reason I love the NFL more than the mlb
The salary cap is an overrated idea. Its frustrating when MLB teams like the Yankees and Dodgers are able to spend 150+ mil more than anyone else, but the basic business concepts of the lack of a cap can make it a good thing.
If you think about it, a salary cap is kind of a communist idea. Forcing all teams into the same equal limits, regardless of how they are managing their assets. Not having a cap is an incentive to drive business and come out ahead of your competitors. The teams that make more money get to spend more, just like in life. It also creates the freedom for players to earn whatever the highest bidder thinks their worth, not a basic sum determined by cap limits.
Also, having a ton of money doesnt guarantee anything. The Mets always spend a ton, yet it never translates. You have to be making good choices with your money. The Angels keep spending truckloads of money on players like Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, yet cant seem to find that winning formula.
Obviously there are cons, like the Dodgers, and teams who choose to pocket most of their profits and let the team on the field starve. Ideally every team being "equal" sounds good, but sports is still a business, and the teams who do things right should have the opportunity to reap the benefits.
If MLB is going to change something, id much prefer them install a salary floor than a cap. There are far more franchises spending too little than too much. That would help combat the Dodgers' advantage as well.