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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    I absolutely HATE these threads.

    No, and we will never ever need one.
    absolutely hates these threads / has the most posts in thread

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Vampirate View Post
    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
    they're just afraid that canadas going to own thier national past time again
    Blue Jays 2013 world champs, just watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vampirate View Post
    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
    LOL real talk!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vampirate View Post
    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
    As a Torontonian I appreciate this comment. We are the farthest thing from an Evil Empire. It's funny that you put the word Canadian in apostrophes though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutchski View Post
    As a Torontonian I appreciate this comment. We are the farthest thing from an Evil Empire. It's funny that you put the word Canadian in apostrophes though.
    I'm from Toronto too you know haha.

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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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    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
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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
    Stopped reading there.

    There's a reason the NFL is the most popular sport in the US. It has the most parity by far.

    I'm sorry, but when one team has won 27 out of 106 possible championships (over 1/4th of all championships ever), something is wrong.

    With the NBA, you have 66 total NBA Titles, with the Celtics winning 17 (over 25%) and the Lakers 16 (24%). Together, two teams winning half of the titles is not parity.

    And now the NFL. The numbers are spread much thinner. In the Superbowl era (46 Superbowls so far), the Steelers lead with 6 championships (13%). If you include NFL championships (pre-1966), you add another 47 championships to the totals. The Packers would then lead that combo, having won 13 total championships (14% of all championships/superbowls). The Bears would finish second with 9 total championships. But then you also have to consider how these championship numbers are skewed due to the fact that the first 20 years or so of football's existence, there was not many teams in the league, giving an easy way for the Packers and Bears to win a lot of championships early. Going by Superbowl numbers is a far more accurate measure for showing it's parity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davids22 View Post
    Stopped reading there.

    There's a reason the NFL is the most popular sport in the US.
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    yes,its called the style of the game,it has nothing to do with salary structure.the nfl past baseball way before the nfl had a cap.be honest you'd still watch no matter what what players were making or how much teams spent

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    Quote Originally Posted by abe_froman View Post
    yes,its called the style of the game,it has nothing to do with salary structure.the nfl past baseball way before the nfl had a cap.be honest you'd still watch no matter what what players were making or how much teams spent
    And I would add in gambling.

    It's a joke to think the NFL is the most popular sport in the world right now because of parity.

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