The lockout thread
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09-15-2012, 11:42 AM
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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.
Fehr is the architect of the MLB system. The luxury tax, the relegation of the smaller market teams to farm club status. That all comes from Fehr's desire to have the big market teams pay ridiculous salaries and the big market teams' desire to go along. It isn't good for MLB, and is why they lost me as a fan long ago.
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