Jim McKenzie on the lockout
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09-27-2004, 12:53 AM
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Victoria BC
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I don't want just a tax.Major League Baseball thought a luxury tax would reign in the big spenders,spread the $ around,keep salaries down.Yankee payroll is up around $186m.One Hundred and eighty-six million dollars
Yeah a luxury tax has really kept baseball salaries down.
Also, how are the teams with less revenue going to keep their star players? Restricted free agents will just go to arbitration and as the salaries continue to go up they simply won't be able to pay salary at that level. Sure the bottom of the league may get a couple of million here and there, but how will that pay for a player or two at 6 million plus?
Plus, it's always nice to be free and easy with other peoples money isn't it? Yeah! That's bargaining.
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