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    Sticky: Discussion: 2019-20 Offseason Thread 2.0: Winter Meetings Edition

    Yes, itís baiting to insult a person rather than an idea. I havenít done that at all, yet you both have insulted me personally while whining that Im baiting you. Lol.

    You and I were having a...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Still baiting. Yet Iíve said nothing about...

    Still baiting.

    Yet Iíve said nothing about you rcal. Iíve only discussed your opinions.

    Itís a lot easier to insult a person than it is to support an idea.
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    Rcal has absolutely made this argument. Heís done it many times over at least the last 6 months. He has said that a group of owners are unhappy with the tax and that they are abiding by the tax in an...
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    Thats either a strawman argument or you also donít know the difference between rev sharing and the CBT.

    I never suggested the owners will WANT a system that ties rev sharing percentage payouts to...
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    Now that is baiting.

    Do you see the difference here? Iím saying I disagree with this idea. Rcal is now just insulting me, as he did last week. Whatever. I donít care about baiting, but this is...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Iím sure there are better ideas than mine, but...

    Iím sure there are better ideas than mine, but Iím not sure what you mean about the Cubs rebuild.

    Basically what Iím throwing out there is something like this:
    - Salary floor is $100 million (or...
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    I didnít call him crazy. I thought his idea was crazy. Because it is. And I didnít even say the idea was crazy until he claimed I said it. Then I admitted I thought it, but I intentionally didnít...
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    Sticky: Discussion: I personally donít like a floor, just like I...

    I personally donít like a floor, just like I donít like a ceiling. I think it would be better to tie it to wins. If the Rays can build a 95 win team for $60 million I donít think they should be...
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    Youíre welcome rcal. Thanks for this insightful conversation.
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    Lol. Baiting?

    You guys: So I think thereís a small group of owners that really want the players to win the next CBA because thatíll allow them to spend more money on players and not pay taxes so...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Iím not sure why you wouldnít call it a...

    Iím not sure why you wouldnít call it a conspiracy theory. Do you have any evidence that it happened? No. So itís a theory. Right? Would it be a conspiracy for a small subset of owners to want the...
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    I mean itís exactly what youíve said multiple times. You said that you felt that the big market owners do not like this CBA and they are abiding by the tax because they want to help the players get a...
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    Are teams spending like crazy to compete for WC2 now? Think they will for WC4? Spending on players has decreased. We hear every trade deadline that it doesnít make sense to give up good prospects to...
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    Really embarrassing. Totally incompetent public relations. Amazing that they had all this time to prepare and came out with that.
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    https://twitter.com/fangraphs/status/1227648565440393218?s=21

    The short version is that it takes away incentive to win the division which makes it less meaningful to improve once you get to about...
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    Correct. And if itís all at the sane site you can play tue-thurs and start all DS series by Saturday. It doesnít add much time to the postseason. Itís just dumb to let more low 80s win teams in.
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    Sticky: Discussion: Expansion wonít be decided because there is...

    Expansion wonít be decided because there is talent to support it.

    Itíll be decided if the owners agree they want to get expansion fee now in exchange for adding 2 more cuts to all shared revenues.
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    Iím not sure what you mean. Did you see the format they proposed the other day? It goes from 10 to 14, but since the 1st round is all at one site it wouldnít necessarily add any more time to the...
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    Sticky: Discussion: That wouldnít be playoff expansion. That would be...

    That wouldnít be playoff expansion. That would be a playoff reduction. Right now 10 out of 30 teams make it. If they had 8 division winners and no WC thatís 8 out of 32 teams. They are proposing 14...
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    It lowers the bar to get in so you can get in with a worse team and creates more playoff revenue by adding 8-10 playoff games per year.

    If the playoffs are mostly a crapshoot anyway, why spend an...
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    Many people also think of paying their taxes as ďgiving away money,Ē but thatís a whole other conversation. What Todd Ricketts is accused of doing is criminal and he should be prosecuted if it is...
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    I am cynical about the intentions of owners. I believe theyíve created a system that should make us all deeply cynical or at least skeptical about their intentions. I think the new playoff format is...
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    Iíd argue the CBT is more like property taxes in Indianapolis, but that owners pretend itís like property taxes in Chicago.

    The Red Sox are probably a low 80s win team. If they kept Betts and...
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    Sticky: Discussion: I donít think I agree. If they said starting in...

    I donít think I agree. If they said starting in 2025 thereís a hard cap of $130 million, I believe the Ricketts and John Henry and The Steinbrenner kids would be thrilled. George Steinbrenner would...
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