Tagged: Salary Cap

Not Cool

It is not cool that there is a possibility that the Yankees could sign C.C. Sabathia, Derek Lowe, A.J. Burnett and then trade for Jake Peavy. Does anyone else find this to be a little unfair?

I have written a few other articles about how I think there should be a salary cap because this is just getting out of hand. My favorite team will be lucky to sign Lowe or Burnett, let alone both and then Sabathia. This is not cool at all.

What ever happened to developing players and then using them in the majors?

Let’s not forget about the ridiculous trades they make. Nick Swisher for Wilson Betemit, Jeff Marquez and Jhonny Nunez. Betemit was good when he was with the Braves and sparing Chipper from time to time. He hasn’t produced at all with the Yankees. Nunez has a whole 3 innings pitched in the Dominican Winter League while Marquez has allowed 11 runs in 22 innings in the Arizona Fall League.

I thought that the trade was supposed to benefit both teams. Seems to me like the White Sox got screwed big time. Swisher had a down year average wise but still put up respectable power numbers. Why does it seem that the Yankees give up no one and get solid players in return. This whole thing is ridiculous.

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Salary Cap? Who needs a salary cap? Part II

Once again the answer is baseball, that’s who.

I’m bring this subject back up because, well, its controversial.

I am 100% for baseball installing some type of salary cap. I think that the fans of smaller market teams will agree with me on this. Not only is baseball behind on the instant replay idea, they are on the money idea.

Baseball is a sport in which the team with the most money signs the best players. What ever happened to scouting, developing, and utilizing players? Those days are almost long gone. Now a team either signs a free agent or trades away their prospects for a home run slugger or ace starting pitcher.

I happen to be an Atlanta Braves fan. Atlanta’s salary cap was about 105 million last year. The Yankees’ salary was about 210 million. That is twice as much as Atlanta was able to spend. How is that in anyway fair? I don’t think it is.

If anyone thinks that I am bias because my team can’t spend so much you are wrong. My favorite NFL team is the Pittsburgh Steelers. They are the 1st or 2nd richest team in all of football. They could spend so much more money then they do, but there is a salary cap. I still support the idea 100%.

Winning a championship should be decided by talent, not how many big players you can sign in the off season. It is just not fair that the Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, and Dodgers can buy whoever they want.

I bring this up because I recently heard about a Yankees projected lineup next year. It included the signings of C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Ben Sheets, and Mark Teixeira. I doubt this would happen but the scary thing is that its possible. They could do this and it would not be fair to any of the other teams. New York gets all those great players while the Twins, Rays, and Marlins scrap the bottom of the free agent barrel for washed up vets who are one fall away from a hip replacement.

Please Bud Selig, do something. Don’t let this madness continue. In all honesty, if you don’t change it, then baseball needs someone who will. It is the right thing.