Calling All Capologists: How Should the Cap Actually Work?

Posted: 27th December 2009 by Mark Dewdney in MLB
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All right, I'm "hosting" a "Salary Cap Summit." Let's work out the numbers; how's this going to work? I'll lay out the criteria we MUST arrive at (hey, it's my article) and then moderate. á ONE : The cap must not unduly penalize the currently rich. That means that (sorr, Goon) there's no trying to punish the Yankees, etc., for their CURRENT or PAST sins. Only Samuel Jackson is allowed to be vengeful. Please check your past frustrations at the door. á TWO : The cap must be easy for above-average fans to figure out WITHOUT A CALCULATOR. I don't know that this is TOTALLY possible, but let's apply the K.I.S.S. principle wherever possible (you know, Keep It Super Simple?) á THREE : The cap must not make any HUGE corrections in one year. DRASTIC changes are NOT good for ANY economy - and sudd ...

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