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10-29-2012, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by ottawah View Post
When I think of MLB I think of high paying teams consistently challenging for playoffs spots and the low salaried teams maybe having one, two good years then losing their players.

Just take the highest and lowest spending teams of the last decade. The Yanks have finished 3rd in their division once, 1st or 2nd every other year. The Royals have finished 3rd once, and 4th or 5th every other year.

Look at this year. By the time the Semis rolled around, You had to be inside the top 3rd of the payroll ladder to compete.

Its not all about championships, its about the ability to compete year in and out, and with a lower payroll team, it just does not happen.

Los Angeles (NJD)
Boston (Vancouver)
Chicago (Philadelphia)
Pittsburgh (Detroit)
Detroit (Pittsburgh)
Anaheim (Ottawa)
Carolina (Edmonton)

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