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    We can agree it is bad for players. At least...

    We can agree it is bad for players. At least itís somewhat flexible since you can exceed it with little penalty for a while although it is just as arbitrary and unnecessary.
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    I would also think that some of the wage...

    I would also think that some of the wage suppression can be tied to the luxury tax as teams have been vocal about actively getting under the threshold before the bigger taxes kick in.
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    Couldnít disagree more. Guys at the top drive...

    Couldnít disagree more. Guys at the top drive all the salaries up (assuming itís a free market and there arenít arbitrary restrictions). High end salaries also create the effect of teams having to...
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    News: Fulmer is a 26 year old coming off a big surgery...

    Fulmer is a 26 year old coming off a big surgery but a surgery with a known track record of success. Certainly no guarantee that he will come back as the best arm on the current roster but itís also...
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    And yet this thread started with people...

    And yet this thread started with people complaining about salaries being out of control. It hasnít seemed to be bad for the guys at the top.
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    Two teams stealing signs is worse than a decade...

    Two teams stealing signs is worse than a decade plus of pervasive performance enhancing drugs that effected every level of the sport? Either way, it isnít relevant to the main topic of this thread.
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    Donít we have enough threads beating this topic...

    Donít we have enough threads beating this topic to death?
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    Iím sure theyíre smarter than to only consider...

    Iím sure theyíre smarter than to only consider one data point.
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    Itís a owners problem not a players problem. If...

    Itís a owners problem not a players problem. If the owners donít want financial parity then it wonít happen. It certainly shouldnít be up to the players to cede their desired salary structure to...
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    You are stuck on this total league salary, which...

    You are stuck on this total league salary, which will fluctuate when itís allow to function in a free market. This was my point about having the same salary for everyone to get to some magic number,...
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    Players should negotiate for what they believe...

    Players should negotiate for what they believe they are worth while factoring in the value of a given situation into the total package offered. Playing for a winning team, a better environment,...
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    Youíre confused by the cause. Itís better...

    Youíre confused by the cause. Itís better revenue sharing not a salary cap that allows small market nfl teams to better compete in free agency. Fix the revenue disparity and arbitrary salary...
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    Itís arbitrary limits on what players can be...

    Itís arbitrary limits on what players can be paid. Other leagues have weaker unions and they succumbed to this limit in player pay, no reason for baseball to make the same mistake.
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    Why not just standardize contracts. Every one...

    Why not just standardize contracts. Every one makes the same thing and it would be exactly 50% of revenues. Players will go for that, right? No one would have an outrageous contract so fans would...
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    Why cap contract lengths? Who does that serve?...

    Why cap contract lengths? Who does that serve? What is the ďrightĒ contract length?
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    But the point is that other teams are playing...

    But the point is that other teams are playing with a built in advantage, at least make them pay more for the better players.
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    News: I agree and donít forget Fulmer is slated to come...

    I agree and donít forget Fulmer is slated to come back mid-year.
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    It would be stupid

    It would be stupid
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    Itís not a problem that players are getting too...

    Itís not a problem that players are getting too much money, itís a problem that some teams donít have enough revenue. And because they canít just move to where the revenue is, the league needs to...
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    And if you want to help those teams then fix the...

    And if you want to help those teams then fix the revenue stream donít give the Yankees and Dodgers another advantage.
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    Playerís salaries being too high isnít a problem....

    Playerís salaries being too high isnít a problem. And economics donít work the way you describe. Teams will charge what you will pay thatís what dictates prices. And teams donít charge you more...
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    Caps benefit large market teams who can use the...

    Caps benefit large market teams who can use the cap to suppress salaries because they have the advantage of being a large market that is a selling point all in its own. They get player to take a...
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    What are the chances BQ puts the #3 on the market...

    What are the chances BQ puts the #3 on the market and gets Miami to pony up to ensure they get Tua?
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    Mariner4life, thatís why this is all just a...

    Mariner4life, thatís why this is all just a mental exercise. No way the union agrees to a cap, nor should they.

    But if you wanted to actually create a better system, no cap and real revenue...
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