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  1. Thread: Salary trend

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    Maybe solvent isn't the right word. Profitable...

    Maybe solvent isn't the right word. Profitable is what I meant.
  2. Thread: Salary trend

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    Ticket prices and cable fees have nothing to do...

    Ticket prices and cable fees have nothing to do with what players get paid or how much taxes they pay. Ticket and hot dog and beer and cable prices are based on what we are willing to pay and that...
  3. Thread: Salary trend

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    I disagree. There shouldn't be a huge...

    I disagree. There shouldn't be a huge discrepancy in revenue streams if teams can't choose the market they play in. It makes owning a team in some markets a potential money losing prospect which...
  4. Thread: Salary trend

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    Why shouldn't they share local TV revenues? If a...

    Why shouldn't they share local TV revenues? If a team is in a crappy market it's not like they can pick up and move to say San Jose. MLB teams have monopolies on their markets thanks to their...
  5. Thread: Salary trend

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    While spending more money doesn't mean winning...

    While spending more money doesn't mean winning more games, I do think that a better revenue sharing system should be implemented to give teams more equitable revenue streams. Because teams are...
  6. Thread: Salary trend

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    Not sure why it is disgusting. The Hiltons and...

    Not sure why it is disgusting. The Hiltons and Kardashians are disgusting. At least these guys have talent and have put in thousands of hours into baseball.
  7. Thread: Salary trend

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    Well said! Salaries as a percentage of revenue...

    Well said! Salaries as a percentage of revenue have declined over the last few years likely from the luxury tax staying fairly stable. Salaries are due to come up as revenues continue to rapidly...
  8. Thread: Pelfrey

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    Sorry didn't see it was being talked about in...

    Sorry didn't see it was being talked about in another thread. It sounds like he may be a good bounce back candidate although with some significant risk of injury. It sounds like maybe he fatigued...
  9. Thread: Pelfrey

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    Pelfrey

    Signed for 2 years $16 million
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    I'm talking about revenues. Detroit is bringing...

    I'm talking about revenues. Detroit is bringing in half as much money as the Yankees. http://www.forbes.com/mlb-valuations/list/

    TV is only part of it, plus the Yankees and Red Sox own the...
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    They pale in comparison to LA and NY. And...

    They pale in comparison to LA and NY. And Detroit isn't often seen as a desire able destination. A salary cap will be terrible for baseball and the Tigers.
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    They whine so we'll feel like they are spending...

    They whine so we'll feel like they are spending all they can whether it's true or not. A salary cap will be great for teams with high revenues and non-monetary advantages like nice weather and...
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    Word is that he's a plus character guy for what...

    Word is that he's a plus character guy for what that's worth. Heard him talk about signing and he wasn't interested in staying in the market all winter and was impressed that he was Detroit #1 FA...
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    Salary caps are terrible. Why do we care how...

    Salary caps are terrible. Why do we care how much players make? The owners are all very rich people who see huge increases in the valuation of their teams. A salary cap would be bad for Detroit...
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    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/...

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/zack-greinke-has-annual-injection-in-right-elbow--dodgers-not-concerned-172349103.html
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    Doesn't ZG have chronic elbow inflammation...

    Doesn't ZG have chronic elbow inflammation requiring frequent "lubrication shots"? I think he got a platlet rich plasma injection in that elbow a couple years ago. Seems that's at least as risky as...
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    Agree to disagree for a minute on whether other...

    Agree to disagree for a minute on whether other sports with a cap/floor increase or decrease the percentage of revenue that goes to the player, how would a cap/floor benefit the Royals, A's or...
  18. Poll: I'd vote for an egg salad sandwhich at this point

    I'd vote for an egg salad sandwhich at this point
  19. Poll: Sac bunt in the 3rd down 1 run, doesn't use the...

    Sac bunt in the 3rd down 1 run, doesn't use the best bullpen in baseball but instead put out a kid starter that he may have needed if they won.... what's next? Think they pull their head out of...
  20. A.J. Hinch will drink the cool aid (Houston...

    A.J. Hinch will drink the cool aid (Houston believes), Bo wouldn't.
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    Thank god. Now the media can find something new...

    Thank god. Now the media can find something new to obsess over till you want to poke an eye out. ARod anyone???
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    I'm still trying to figure out how the OP got...

    I'm still trying to figure out how the OP got from AL won this many games and the NL won this many games to we have to make them play by the same rules. Don't see the logic.
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    Imagine what that looks like if the Mariners,...

    Imagine what that looks like if the Mariners, Royals and Pirates win while the A's, Tigers and Cards lose. This is some scheduler's nightmare.
  24. Thread: LAA at M's

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    Just sucks that you can full count without...

    Just sucks that you can full count without throwing a ball in the strike zone. Yeah for the human element :(
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    Just glad it's almost over

    Just glad it's almost over
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