Thread: My CBA proposal
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09-17-2004, 07:07 PM
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I see where you're going with this (I think), but it seems that it will take a long time for player salaries to come down, since the only type of reduction that's going on is with the entry level contracts and the RFAs.

Just to throw out the team I support as an example, Tampa's projected payroll for 04-05 is around $40mil already without St. Louis signed. The team reportedly made a profit of $3+ mil last year, and that's with an almost full slate of playoff games. First time they've turned a profit in 5 years (again, reportedly). With this plan, Tampa would be paying out money what little money they might make to be distributed to teams that hit the narrow window between $30-$38 mil.

I can see how this would help over the long term, but over the short term, it doesn't sound like something the owners would agree on. If I'm missing something, let me know, please.

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