Bustin’ the Cap: Why a Salary Cap Would Do Nothing for Baseball

Posted: 7th November 2009 by Kevin H. MacLean in MLB
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It has been brought up countless times, By owners and fans alike, "The MLB needs a salary cap." á Every year the argument is renewed, and with five of the eight teams that made the playoffs this year having payrolls over $100 million and of course with the much maligned New York Yankees money machine taking home the Commisioner's Trophy the cries of foul play seem as loud as ever. But would a salary cap actually help baseball to become more competitive? áThe chances of one ever really becoming reality is remote at best but even if one was set in place what would the real consequences be? á Never Gonna Happen Many owners claim that a salary cap is needed in baseball to get small market teams back in the hunt for October. áBut when you consider the logistics of a salary cap and how it w ...

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