That’s rich

News flash: billionaire plutocrats fly their private planes to exclusive, mountainside resort to lament tough times and advocate for cost cutting.


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Jason @ IIATMS
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Jason @ IIATMS

Billionaires whining about millionaires.  DUMB.

Matt Sullivan
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Matt Sullivan
The salary cap is a horrible idea! It will do nothing to increase parity, which has been good in recent years. It will only alter the way big market teams court free agents from large year by year contracts to smaller contracts with bigger signing bonuses. The teams calling for this are the teams who do little or nothing to put a competitive team on the field. The current system of revenue sharing, designed to do the same thing paid the Marlins owners close to $40M while they only spent about $28M to field their team. The owners want revenue… Read more »
Pete Toms
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Pete Toms

@ glenn; December 2011

@ Matt; yes owners like caps because they depress player compensation ( btw, so does rev sharing and the Yankee tax ).  Also, investment likes the “cost certainty” of caps.  In other words, good for franchise values.

Cap leagues suck.  The NFL was more entertaining without it.

glenn
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glenn

hmmm…Looks like this is the beginning of the next work stoppage.  When is the current contract up, again?

TLA
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TLA

Unfortunately, a salary cap would do little to get Bob Nutting’s product (the Pirates) within whiffing distance of .500 on a consistent basis.  I mean, come on!  I don’t think Bob is having any trouble whatsoever controlling his payroll.  And I’m having trouble remembering the last time Pittsburgh had a legitimate offer on the table for any free agent and was outbid by a sizable amount by some bloated big market team.  Pittsburgh isn’t even particularly good at developing its own talent.

GBS
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GBS

I’m fully against a cap, so I have little interest in listening to these exhorbitantly rich fellows with new taxpayer-funded
stadia whining about money.  I do find it interesting, though, that none of these owners is mentioning a salary floor.  They have their cake, plus an all-you-can-eat cake buffet, yet they still want more.

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