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10-29-2012, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by WinterEmpire View Post
Not only that but the MLB is full of parity. Anyone who points to the Yankees as a sign for the luxury tax destroying parity [mod: should reconsider]. The Yankees have won one championship in the last decade+ which was won on the backs of core players that were internally developed. In the last 5 years something like 20 out of the 30 teams have made the playoffs(even more have made it if you a couple years further back) at least once in a sport where playoff spots are hard to come by.
The 2009 title was probably the least internally developed title any team has won. It was on the backs of Sabathia, A-Rod, Teixera, Matsui, Burnett, etc. Most of those guys weren't even on the team in 2008. Its not just the world series though. The Yankees have won all but 5 division titles since 1995, and in years where they didn't win the division they won the wild card 4 times. Also, how the hell did the seeding work in the playoffs in 95-97? I can't figure out why Cleveland was seeded ahead of Seattle in 1997.

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