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    Question Should baseball have a salary cap?

    So without pointing out too many teams, yet should baseball have a salary cap like other sports? The yankess buy everyone, yet should they have a limit? Some teams do well with what they have, yet look at the rockies, they had Matt Holiday, they make him into a great player, then he gets greedy and leaves to the A's, why? Money talks. So the rockies bring people up to move them out. Boston buys up people too. Is this fair?
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    I thought Holiday was traded... But I get your point. He probably got traded because he only has a year left on his contract, and they wanted to get something for him rather then lose him entirely when he's eligible for free agency. It happens all the time.

    I'm a Red Sox fan, so there's no way for me NOT to sound biased when I say I don't mind that there's no official salary cap. Spending money DOES NOT EQUAL TITLE!!! Yeah, it can help, but it also makes it that more appealing when you see the yankees lose, and miss the playoffs entirely!!! A-Fraud will forever be their own, personal, curse. The house that babe built has turned into the house that A-Fraud destroyed.
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    I might be in the dark on many things on the trade, yet I thought before Holiday was offered a contract extension, and he turned it down. That might be false as I am not up to date with it. I just get annoyed that you find someone you like, and then they go to another team.

    What about basketball? If they go over the salary cap they pay a luxury tax on the difference. I am not saying every sport should be the same, yet would it help to balance out teams? If your favorite team is in a big market, you get ticket sales, then you get big players. Small market no players.
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    Anything that would help to stop the yankees buying another pennant is ok with me. And while we're at it let's come up with something that will prevent the cubs from winning in my lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev3inp View Post
    Anything that would help to stop the yankees buying another pennant is ok with me. And while we're at it let's come up with something that will prevent the cubs from winning in my lifetime.

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    If memory serves, Holliday had one year remaining on his contract, and they offered him an extention. I think his agent is the baseball antichrist (boras), and his clients rarely take the extentions. So they traded him to get something out of what might have turned into nothing.

    Truth is, there are a LOT of teams who COULD spend money if they wanted to (Tom Hicks comes to mind), but a lot of the owners treat it like a business. I'm not saying that's wrong to do, but sometimes I think the smaller market teams get what they deserve.... Everybody loves a winner, right? Spend a little to make a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The KingPin View Post
    Not a Cubs fan?
    Well, let's just say I have 2 favorite baseball teams. The "go-go" White Sox and whoever plays the cubs.

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    NOOOOOOOOO WAY !!!!!!

    Sorry to say this but teams should be able to pay what they want...it is a busines after all right ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kev3inp View Post
    Well, let's just say I have 2 favorite baseball teams. The "go-go" White Sox and whoever plays the cubs.
    I could never be a white sox fan... Ozzy Guillen is an explosion waiting to happen. It's not a matter of IF he says or does something stupid, but WHEN......

    On a side note, though, I always felt Don Cooper was solid. I don't think too many people give credit to the pitching staffs he's been working with. Chicago does NOT have the best starters in the league, but they always seem to go deep into the game. There's something to be said for that.
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    I grew up 4 blocks from Comiskey Park and I was going to Sox games before I was born. We could watch the fireworks they used to have after every night game from the front of the house. I'm not a big Ozzie fan, either. But I did hit Lou Pinella with a peanut in left when he was a player. Too bad it wasn't a truck?

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