Why I (and many fans) are not supportive of luxury taxes as a salary containment mech
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10-29-2012, 02:23 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
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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.
But guess what, the Yankees are baseball's biggest draw and biggest franchise. They make the most money, and dole out the most money for people to play them. That system makes all 30 MLB shareholders happy. The point of those sport corporations is to make money.
All the power to them that they found it.
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