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12-06-2012, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
And MLB doesn't have term limits, nor a salary cap. And yet nearly all of the teams post operating profits (27 of 30). Term limited contracts are not a prerequisite to a successful league or profitable teams.

It's fiscal irresponsibility on the part of management that drives these massive deals. They think, "We have to spend big bucks to compete!" when in fact they don't. Smart utilization of resources is what makes a consistent winner. But these guys in front offices across the league get into bidding wars and piss themselves. Then they try to correct their idiocy by making rules that state they can only act stupid to a certain degree. At the expense of the players, of course.
The baseball model might be profitable..... if you are willing to let about half of the NHL's franchises be the Minnesota Twins where they have no shot of ever winning anything.

I'll take the NFL or NBA's model.

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