The lockout thread
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09-14-2012, 10:49 PM
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IMO, Fehr did ruin baseball. Teams like the Pirates will rarely if ever make the playoffs much less win a World Series.
People are giving Fehr way too much credit.
Baseball has so little labor disputes now cause; lots of owners are happy spending 30mill-50mill on payroll and collecting that luxury tax check.
If Baseball had a salary floor, They would have a lockout every single CBA till that Salary floor was gone. Or the competitive model changed.
Fehr is not the reason the Pirates suck, the owner is. There is a reason Baseball doesn't have a Salary Cap, It's because the majority of owners know it comes with a Salary floor.
Lots of owners in Baseball have discovered the dirty dark secret of; you can field a lousy team for decades, and fans will still show up to the ballpark.
After all, it is America's past time.
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