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    No comment on this?

    No comment on this?
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    What do we think the cost of running a MLB...

    What do we think the cost of running a MLB organization is outside of player salaries? $75m? $100m? $125m?
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    Why?

    Why?
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    This illustrates why spreading the revenue...

    This illustrates why spreading the revenue increases spending on payroll. The Yankees have excess revenue that will never go to the players because to be at 50% they would have to spend $334m which...
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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2019...

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/12/22/report-mlb-revenue-for-2019-season-a-record-10point7-billion.html

    $10.7b in 2019 and $10.3b in 2018
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    To have salaries at 50% of revenue you would have...

    To have salaries at 50% of revenue you would have to have every team spend $178 million and change. Here are 2018 team revenues (couldnít find 2019).

    New York Yankees 668
    Los Angeles Dodgers 549...
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    Baseball revenues last year were $10.7 billion. ...

    Baseball revenues last year were $10.7 billion. With a cap at $150 million, salaries would only be at 42% of revenue if everyone spent at the cap (not sure what your floor is in this scenario). ...
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    Having 30 teams that all have the capacity to set...

    Having 30 teams that all have the capacity to set the market instead of a handful of big markets would be a boon to FA. Without revenue sharing big markets will always have an advantage and that...
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    Something else that should be thought about as a...

    Something else that should be thought about as a way to increase spending and also disincentive tanking is to rethink the way teams pick in the draft. It would be interesting to see how flipping the...
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    We have seen what a weaker version of a cap does...

    We have seen what a weaker version of a cap does in baseball, suppress salaries. A hard cap will only make this worse. You can add a floor but that wonít magically make Pittís ability to spend the...
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    If I was the players, the two things I would be...

    If I was the players, the two things I would be arguing for would be revenue sharing and and end of service time.

    Revenue sharing should be sold as doing whatís best for the sport. If the sport...
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    I thought revenue sharing was a virtual cap?? ...

    I thought revenue sharing was a virtual cap??

    The players will never agree to a cap. This was always an exercise in fantasy.

    An interesting question would be ďWhat would you prioritize if...
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    I was just following your lead from your fake...

    I was just following your lead from your fake sales job. I donít understand how revenue sharing creates a virtual cap but not a virtual floor. If teams are gonna be limited in spending by not...
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    Because there is a luxury tax and an uneven...

    Because there is a luxury tax and an uneven distribution of revenue.
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    First of all, this is about what we think should...

    First of all, this is about what we think should happen not laying out what is going to happen. Are owners gonna force other owners to sell? Probably not. They could and should, but they probably...
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    Not sure why. Isnít that what should happen?

    Not sure why. Isnít that what should happen?
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    They shouldnít be judged by payroll but by wins. ...

    They shouldnít be judged by payroll but by wins. If a team wins then they are doing their job, a team that canít win is a poor franchise of the company and someone else should get the franchise.
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    And if there are teams that donít want to win...

    And if there are teams that donít want to win then they shouldnít be forced to spend money, they should be forced out for someone who does want to win. If you canít force them to sell, which I think...
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    I imagine the union pitch the players sounding...

    I imagine the union pitch the players sounding like this...

    Hey, you know that luxury tax thatís been suppressing FA contracts? We got rid of that.

    Hey, you know how every FA period lately...
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    [QUOTE=mariner4life;33361210] Revenues went up...

    Revenues went up but the main drivers for driving up salaries (rich teams) were disincentivized from spending more with the tax. And there is little incentive to increase spending from low to...
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    [QUOTE=mariner4life;33361185] Itís not a...

    Itís not a theory. Itís a market and there are centuries of examples of how markets work. Itís how economics work. This isnít guessing.

    I spent less when I was younger and had a minimum wage...
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    [QUOTE=mariner4life;33361173] Youíre ignoring...

    Youíre ignoring the real problem. Most teams donít have the revenue streams to reasonably spend close to the tax. They arenít just welfare queens, they just donít have the money coming in that the...
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    Agree. So get rid of it.

    Agree. So get rid of it.
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    Yes, a cap/floor with revenue sharing would look...

    Yes, a cap/floor with revenue sharing would look similar to just revenue sharing because teams are going to spend the money if they have it and therefore spending will likely have a general upper...
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    The Yankees and Dodgers may spend less with...

    The Yankees and Dodgers may spend less with revenue sharing but the Pirates and Aís would spend more. Isnít that the point?
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