MLB teams are not "accused" of tanking because they advertise it. The MLB has a whole market built around the bad teams selling off their future free agents to teams that are trying to contend.
Originally Posted by Quinnsanity
It's funny because MLB teams also have regular rest for their players and nobody complains about that either but in the NBA it's some form of heresy to rest a player.
NFL teams tank too, it's just that there are so few games it's harder to tell, and in fact when playoff teams have nothing to win late in the season they often rest their best players ... but teams and fans do complain about that.
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