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Baseball Does Not Need A Salary Cap

Posted on: December 16, 2009 9:22 pm
 
To Hell with a salary cap. I think we should realign divisions based on team payrolls.

AL Division 1:
N.Y. Yankees
Boston Red Sox
Detroit Tigers
Los Angeles Angels

AL Division 2:
Seattle Mariners
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Toronto Blue Jays
Kansas City Royals

AL Division 3:
Texas Rangers
Baltimore Orioles
Minnesota Twins
Tampa Bay Rays
Oakland Athletics


NL Division 1:
N.Y. Mets
Chicago Cubs
Philadelphia Phillies
Houston Astros
LosAngeles Dodgers

NL Division 2:
Atlanta Braves
St. Louis Cardinals
Sa Francisco Giants
Milwakee Brewers
Colorado Rockies
Arizona Diamondbacks


NL Division 3:
Cincinatti Reds
Washington Nationals
Pittsburg Pirates
San Diego Padres
Florida Marlins



The divisions could then be realigned every season. It gives every team a shot at making the playoffs and drawing fans com October. And we all know when October comes around if a couple pitchers or hitters get real hot anybody could win this thing.
Comments

Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2010 11:17 am
 

Baseball Does Not Need A Salary Cap

Someone on ESPN commented on baseball doing something like this in the future, something like what soccer does, but I don't have any idea what that is.I think I heard this comment.  It refers to the English Premier League (though other soccer leagues throughout the world practice it too), whereby teams in the top "tier" have a higher salary cap and can spend more to achieve a championship.  Teams that fail to compete at a minimum level, as determined by win-loss record, can fall into the lower tier, just as teams in the lower tier can graduate into the top.  It's still inherently unfair, as popular teams will tend to afford greater spending towards better coaching and will stay in, or close to, the top tier part of the league.  But it's still better justification of unequal spending and better encourages Cindarella teams to excel.




Since: Mar 17, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2010 8:37 pm
 

Baseball Does Not Need A Salary Cap

Im all for it.  Someone on ESPN commented on baseball doing something like this in the future, something like what soccer does, but I don't have any idea what that is.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2010 1:50 pm
 

Baseball Does Not Need A Salary Cap

Sound Like a Great Ideal!




Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: December 23, 2009 3:55 pm
 

Baseball Does Not Need A Salary Cap

I like this idea, heres a suggestion. Change the leagues also, the AL can be the higher salary league, and the NL can be the lower salary league. Because even if they are broken up by division they will still have to play high salary teams enough times to make a difference. Make the cut of line for the more expensive league at $95 mill.

AL Division 1

New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
New York Mets
Chicago Cubs
Philadelphia Phillies

AL Division 2

Detroit Tigers
Los Angeles Angels
Houston Astros
Los Angeles Dodgers
Seattle Mariners

AL Division 3

Atlanta Braves
St. Louis Cardinals
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
San Francisco Giants

NL Division 1

Toronto Blue Jays
Kansas City Royals
Texas Rangers
Milwaukee Brewers
Colorado Rockies

NL Division 2

Baltimore Orioles
Arizona Diamondbacks
Cincinnati Reds
Washington Nationals
Minnesota Twins

NL Divison 3

Tampa Bay Rays
Oaklnad Athletics
Pittsburgh Pirates
San Diego Padres
Florida Marlins

and we could still do your idea of each league being adjusted per season based on payroll.




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