A Radical Proposal To Improve MLB Parity

Posted: 6th November 2009 by Stephen Meli in MLB
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The most storied franchise in American sports, the New York Yankees, have been crowned 2009 World Series Champions. With this title comes admiration, jealousy, and a cold hard look at the parity situation in Major League Baseball. The payroll for the New York Yankees in 2009 was approximately $200 million. They spent $50 million more than the next largest spender, the New York Mets and about $88 million more than NL Champion Philadelphia Phillies. Since the Yankees are able to outspend every other team in baseball by wide margins and because it is considered a given that small market teams cannot compete, there have been calls for a salary cap to be put into place. The idea is that if we limit the ability for big market clubs to spend on top talent, there would be more parity and more comp ...

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