Call me crazy, but before a salary cap is instituted, I think a salary FLOOR should be in place. It's not because I want the players to make more. It's to force the skinflint owners to pony up more to make thier teams competetive. It galls me to see fabulously wealthy owners like Pohlad cry poverty and let their teams starve, or even try to dissolve the team (and pocket a healthy sum in the deal) rather than actually part with money needed to sign and retain good players. If a team gets money from revenue sharing, that owner should be required to put that money back into the team, not into his pocket.
I too would love to see teams like Pittsburgh and KC have a better chance. But I don't know if forcing salary parity is a panacea for baseball's competetive imbalances.
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