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Offline Bison

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Re: 2016 Baseball Thread
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2016, 11:08:43 AM »
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Re: 2016 Baseball Thread
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2016, 02:27:38 PM »
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Re: 2016 Baseball Thread
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2016, 05:01:12 PM »
The Orioles contract with Davis is ludicrous.   I'd love nothing more than to see a salary cap instituted into baseball.

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Re: 2016 Baseball Thread
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2016, 05:05:59 PM »
I would hate a salary cap.  If you've got it, spend it.  And if you've got it and you don't, then root for another team.
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Re: 2016 Baseball Thread
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2016, 05:07:53 PM »
It would bring much needed parity to the league and end the sort of bullshit going on in the NL this year with at least 8 teams intentionally tanking the season.

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Re: 2016 Baseball Thread
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2016, 05:08:47 PM »
How does a salary cap end tanking?  A salary floor might help that problem, but, a cap won't.
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Re: 2016 Baseball Thread
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2016, 05:11:58 PM »
Both.  A cap and floor.  I'm pretty sure the NFL has both.

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Re: 2016 Baseball Thread
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2016, 05:19:32 PM »
You want to end tanking? Send the bottom 2 teams in each league down to AAA.
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Re: 2016 Baseball Thread
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2016, 05:20:06 PM »
I do not know the answer to that, Bison.  I do know that the cap in football has made that sport barely watchable for years.  So keep the cap far away from my baseball!
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Re: 2016 Baseball Thread
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2016, 05:20:33 PM »
I actually won't be opposed to such a system in all professional sports.

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Re: 2016 Baseball Thread
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2016, 05:20:40 PM »
You want to end tanking? Send the bottom 2 teams in each league down to AAA.

I have no problem with that.
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Re: 2016 Baseball Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2016, 05:21:07 PM »
I do not know the answer to that, Bison.  I do know that the cap in football has made that sport barely watchable for years.  So keep the cap far away from my baseball!

Yes.  The NFL has lost viewership since the cap was instituted.   :idiot2:

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Re: 2016 Baseball Thread
« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2016, 05:29:42 PM »
Not what I meant.  I remember the days of dynasties.  Of hating the Cowboys and Niners and Steelers for always having the best teams year after year.  Because they could spend as they pleased and tie up the good talent as long as they wanted.  Since the cap, it's a new team every year or two.  And yes, there are outliers like that Patriots, but, you're going to get that with the greatest QB ever.  Most teams get good for a few years, make a run at the title and then get broken apart by the cap.  And the product is getting worse and worse every year.
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Re: 2016 Baseball Thread
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2016, 05:35:17 PM »
That had much more to do with the limits on free agency.

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Re: 2016 Baseball Thread
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2016, 05:43:26 PM »
I don't agree.  If you have a cap, there is only so much money, so, regardless of when a player comes up for free agency, you can only spend so much.  No cap, you spend whatever whenever.
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