Baseball’s Parity Problem

Posted: 6th November 2009 by Sixty Feet, Six Inches in MLB
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In the wake of the Yankees' 27th and most recent World Series championship two days ago, we're likely to hear a lot of talk about parity in baseball. The arguments will mostly be divided into two camps.

One side will cry foul. "This is an outrage!" they'll say. "The Yankees bought a World Series for $208 million. I can't believe Major League Baseball would allow this to happen. We need a salary cap!"

The other will defend the current system. "Ridiculous! Look, the system isn't perfect, but this isn't your granddad's Yankee-dominated baseball world. The Yankees have been trying to buy a title every year, and this is the first year it's worked for them. The 2000 Yankees were home-grown talent, and we've seen eight different cities bring home the title since 2000."


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