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Old Jan. 30th, '13, 12:27 pm   #41
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Baseball, where you can still buy a team in one offseason and win a championship.



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Old Jan. 30th, '13, 2:22 pm   #42
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Baseball, where you can still buy a team in one offseason and win a championship.
Don't get me going on this....MLB so needs a salary cap to even out the playing field for the smaller markets. If you add up the amount of money the Yankees have spent over the years (say, the last 10), it probably adds up to more than all the other teams combined,




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Old Jan. 30th, '13, 2:40 pm   #43
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Sadly, there will never be a hard cap in MLB because those shitty teams make money from the yankees spending so much, and have no reason to win since they are profitable. Basically the MLB rewards teams with a losing culture, and they simply have no benefit money wise, from spending money to win.
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Old Jan. 30th, '13, 2:55 pm   #44
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Can't seem to find the figures I'm looking for, but this chart says that the Yankees spent 2.292 times the league average - on average from 2001-2010. The next highest team is Boston, with a paltry 1.615 times the league average. Florida, Pittsburgh, and Tampa spend just over half the league average in those same 10 years.



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Old Feb. 1st, '13, 9:19 am   #45
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And Tampa is competitive in a really tough division. It is just such a ripoff. At least do the NBA model (the most recent CBA) that severely penalizes teams if they want to spend over a cap and multiplies that penalty each year consecutively that they are over. NBA teams are learning right now that they have to shed some salary. Yeah I still think the NBA is a joke but at least they're trying, if only because most teams are losing money.



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