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09-16-2012, 12:07 PM
Join Date: May 2006
Location: L.A. suburb
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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.
That's also why baseball is unwatchable. It's a 2-tier league, the haves and the have-nots.
And no, it's not "you can field a lousy team for decades," it's you can field a lousy team for decades "because you can't afford to pay like the top 6 - 8 teams, so why even bother trying?" I do NOT want that in the NHL - ever.
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