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View Poll Results: Should there be a MLB salary cap?

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    Is it time for a salary cap?

    From the recent events of the Marlins-Blue Jays blockbuster, and the constant domination of big market teams, it seems like MLB should go the way of the NBA, NHL, and NFL. A salary cap in the MLB may actually prevent the constant liqudation from small market teams and creates a competitive balance throughout the league due to the salary cap floor. This would prevent major fire sales and prevent sleezy owners from pocketing the money and leaving their franchise to wallow in medocrity.

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    I absolutely HATE these threads.

    No, and we will never ever need one.

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    Another thread like this........

    WEVE DONE THIS BEFORE THOUSANDS OF TIMES!!!!!!

    WE ARE SICK OF THIS!!!

    sorry about the caps, moderators, but I wanted to make my point!!!

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    I say yes to a salary cap. 100%

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    I find it lulzy that a Salery Cap thread was made with the Toronto Blue Jays, a 'Canadian' baseball team is suddenly the big bad money bullies.

    Toronto Blue Jays = Canadian Evil Empire

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    Here are the main points

    1. MLB has the greatest parity of any other sport by a huge margin
    2. MLB is better off having teams like the Yankees and Dodgers go nuts adding payroll like they do.
    3. the MLB is far better off economically by allowing a free market to exist
    4. We have revenue sharing and a luxury tax, if you want to fix anything, fix those.
    5. The Marlins trade happened because the MLB doesn't force NTC, when they probably should for all veterans of so many years.
    6. You would think after the several recent years of teams doing awesome with no payrolls, you would think this topic would stop getting brought up. The A's, O's, Rays, Reds....these are small payroll teams, and they do well.
    7. The players have a right to earn as much money as they can, considering their path to success is so long, and they have so little control over what happens to them.
    8. If you are mad at anybody. Don't be made at the Yankees, Dodgers, and Red Sox. Be mad at the bad organizations who don't spend money and collect revenue sharing.
    9....and this is the biggest one.


    Spending does not equate to winning in baseball, so imposing an arbitrary spending figure to force teams to carry a payroll amount and limiting what they can and can't spend will not help teams. The best players will still go to teams like the Yankees because they want to win. Not because they get paid the most. A salary cap is nothing short of an artificial financial threshold where you are passing dollars from the players to the owners and taking leverage away from the players.



    And it won't ever happen, our players union is way too strong now.


    Now, here are the links to previous threads saying the same things

    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...ght=salary+cap
    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...ght=salary+cap
    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...ght=salary+cap
    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...ght=salary+cap
    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...ght=salary+cap
    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...ght=salary+cap

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    i dont see how it would prevent any of the things you claim it would.and its odd to pick the tor-miami trade to be your example of big market dominating small market of all things

    but yeah,its never going to happen so dunno why it keep being brought up.union wont allow it and owners dont want a repeat of '94 and the aftermath that came
    Last edited by abe_froman; 11-19-2012 at 08:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    Here are the main points

    1. MLB has the greatest parity of any other sport by a huge margin
    2. MLB is better off having teams like the Yankees and Dodgers go nuts adding payroll like they do.
    3. the MLB is far better off economically by allowing a free market to exist
    4. We have revenue sharing and a luxury tax, if you want to fix anything, fix those.
    5. The Marlins trade happened because the MLB doesn't force NTC, when they probably should for all veterans of so many years.
    6. You would think after the several recent years of teams doing awesome with no payrolls, you would think this topic would stop getting brought up. The A's, O's, Rays, Reds....these are small payroll teams, and they do well.
    7. The players have a right to earn as much money as they can, considering their path to success is so long, and they have so little control over what happens to them.
    8. If you are mad at anybody. Don't be made at the Yankees, Dodgers, and Red Sox. Be mad at the bad organizations who don't spend money and collect revenue sharing.
    9....and this is the biggest one.


    Spending does not equate to winning in baseball, so imposing an arbitrary spending figure to force teams to carry a payroll amount and limiting what they can and can't spend will not help teams. The best players will still go to teams like the Yankees because they want to win. Not because they get paid the most. A salary cap is nothing short of an artificial financial threshold where you are passing dollars from the players to the owners and taking leverage away from the players.



    And it won't ever happen, our players union is way too strong now.


    Now, here are the links to previous threads saying the same things

    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...ght=salary+cap
    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...ght=salary+cap
    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...ght=salary+cap
    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...ght=salary+cap
    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...ght=salary+cap
    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...ght=salary+cap
    I ****ing love you.

    No homo.

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    YES! Because your Mets can't spend anymore (after over a decade of being in or around the top 5 payroll-wise) baseball definitely needs a salary cap. I'm so glad you have the best interests of baseball in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2009mvp View Post
    YES! Because your Mets can't spend anymore (after over a decade of being in or around the top 5 payroll-wise) baseball definitely needs a salary cap. I'm so glad you have the best interests of baseball in mind.
    sarcasm?

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    As a dodger fan, I voted no.

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    It'd make it more fun to watch and in my opinion, baseball is getting more and more boring every year. Also, I'm truly sick of watching teams dish out ridiculous amounts of money to players that don't deserve it. They just need to have one good contract year and then they're set.

    I wish baseball was like football, and you could just cut a player if they weren't performing well and it wouldn't come back to bite as much.

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    I'm not a fan of hard salary caps and in my opinion it wouldn't be fair to expect big revenue teams to share profits with floor spending teams when you are capping what they can spend on their own product. MLB has it right the way it is as far as I am concerned at least they have it more right than the other leagues.

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    [QUOTE=pedrofan45;24387933]It'd make it more fun to watch and in my opinion, baseball is getting more and more boring every year. Also, I'm truly sick of watching teams dish out ridiculous amounts of money to players that don't deserve it. They just need to have one good contract year and then they're set.

    I wish baseball was like football, and you could just cut a player if they weren't performing well and it wouldn't come back to bite as much.[/QUOTE]

    That would just encourage more big spending on gambles if you don't have to fulfill the contract if you don't like it.

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    yes, baseball needs a salary cap.

    "sometimes" smaller market teams can have contending teams. how is that working out teams like Pittsburgh and Kansas City? if you're a fan of these teams, I feel bad for you. these teams have no chance. sure Pittsburgh was doing well for a time this season. but in order for a team like Pittsburgh to be competitive they not only need to have everything go right for themselves, but for things to not go right for other teams.

    the Rays are not a good example. they were so bad for so long.

    a salary floor is what is ridiculous. this is what will cause stupid spending. imagine a team like Pittsburgh or Kansas City NEEDING to increase their payroll. so instead of doing so wisely, they simply overpay one or more players. so now you have player X making more than he deserves. problem is then you have player Y on another team who feels he is better than player X but making less, so he now wants to be paid more. it turns into dominos because multiple players want to make more than the one player who was overpaid JUST to get that team above the salary floor.

    sorry, but right now a team like the Yankees are a joke. sure spending money doesn't always put a contending team on the field, but it sure as hell gives that spending team an advantage.

    put in a salary cap. lets see what teams can do on an even playing level. then we will see who is better.

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