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    Angry I hate the Yankees

    Okay,

    baseball is about to begin the first thing I have to say is f*ck the Yankees.
    I hope you go bankrupt. I feel sorry for the smaller teams like Montréal, Milwaukee, Twinkies ECT, a 200 mil salary. Baseball defiantly needs a salary cap, like football or else smaller teams will never advance to the playoffs. There are some exceptions of course (Oakland) that don’t spend a ton of money, but are always in the playoffs.

    I hope A rod blows his knee out playing basketball .. Just kidding

    Sincerely yours
    A disgruntle redsox fan
    Last edited by willyapd; 02-15-2004 at 11:56 AM.
    Now, she should be good-looking, but we're willing to trade looks for a certain... morally casual attitude.

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    Salary caps

    Well, i hate both the Yankees AND the Red Sox. Baseball would be a lot better off without these two big spenders around.

    You're correct, baseball does need a salary cap, but MLB blew the chance to have one when they went ahead and signed the present collective bargaining agreement with the Player's Association. Their fault.

    Hockey also needs a salary cap. Big time!

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    Hockey will get a salary cap of sorts in the next agreement, that is almost a given. The league has popped up with a report this past week that shows almost 300 million a year is losses. No league can support that sort of thing indefinately without there being major "victims".

    The Montreal Expos and many other smaller market teams in baseball are victims of no salary cap, limited income potentials, and a playoff system that disqualifies a majority of the teams before the season is half done. It makes it almost impossible to get good enough players, to make good enough money, and to keep people in the stands for more than half the season.

    I think all sports should have "anti-trust" exemption status that allows the salaries to be capped by rule, without player agreement. Without this, some dumbass in a major market, with the largest TV revenues, and with the largest pocket book will buy the championship for that league, and pretty much put everyone else out of business.

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    Originally posted by ManAboutTown
    Hockey will get a salary cap of sorts in the next agreement, that is almost a given. The league has popped up with a report this past week that shows almost 300 million a year is losses.
    They will get a salary cap, i agree. Even if the potential lock-out has to last 2 years or so. The problem with the report, however, is that the NHLPA isn't buying any of it. They state the person who did the report was biased, since he was getting paid nearly a quarter of a million $ by the NHL. They are positive their own figures are the correct ones, and not the NHL's.


    Originally posted by ManAboutTown
    The Montreal Expos and many other smaller market teams in baseball are victims of no salary cap, limited income potentials, and a playoff system that disqualifies a majority of the teams before the season is half done.
    I'd even go further and state that the large majority of major league baseball teams are eliminated from winning the World Series even before the first pitch of the regular season is thrown. Heck, make that the pre-season.


    Quoting the great Howard Cosell, the professional sports business in general is very, very ill.

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    I think I'll need to a second foray to Montreal to cure my eventual spring training blues.

    Damn you Steinbrenner!

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    Please remember who won in the series last year.
    The Yankees???
    Our great friend !!!!
    Last edited by Lawless; 02-15-2004 at 08:13 PM.

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    Think about this, & answer HONESTLY, if the Red Sox had been able to acquire the services of ARod & not at the same time lost the services of Nomar, would you be saying that baseball needs a salary cap ?
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    SL I would love to have A Rod and hate to see nomar leave. I still would be in favor for salery caps though.Sports should be competive.
    Now, she should be good-looking, but we're willing to trade looks for a certain... morally casual attitude.

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    Originally posted by StripperLover
    JustaJohn,

    If the NHL wanted the report to be totally unbiased they should have gotten the NHLPA to not only pay 1/2 the cost but also to agree on the accounting firm who completed it.
    I totally agree with you. However, the NHL obviously wasn't certain how the outcome of the report would turn out, which is why they kept the whole thing secret.

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    IMHO, anytime ARod over Soriano!
    Specially for NY.
    Too bad they didn't land Vlad for right field.
    Relievers are questionable though!!
    I would take the Brewers for the series!!!!!!!!!! That would be great!!!

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    Who's on Second?

    Who will the Yanks have playing second base?

    Who's the best second baseman in baseball? Biggio? I'll be you the Yanks will try to trade for one of the top 3 in the game.

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    Originally posted by SL
    Some of your fellow countrymen think that salary caps border on socialism but those same people fail to either see or admit or both that these sports leagues or in their very make-up dictatorships with absolute monopolies.
    I agree. Look at the NFL it has been more competitive with the salary cap. Baseball needs to do 2 things to make it more competitive 1. min to max salary cap. Let’s say a team has to spend a min. of X mil and a max of Y million. These are just imaginary numbers that I invented though it can be any number. 2. Get rid of the D.H.
    I want to see Roger or Pedro throw at some ones head then step in to the batters box
    Now, she should be good-looking, but we're willing to trade looks for a certain... morally casual attitude.

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    Originally posted by EagerBeaver

    This is all good, healthy and fun and all of you will be glued to the TV sets when Yankees play Red Sox in the playoffs next fall so you cannot be heard to say any of this is bad for baseball. It's just the way it is.
    No this rivalry is great for baseball. The ALCS was more interesting then the World Series this year. It would have been better if Grady was not there though
    Now, she should be good-looking, but we're willing to trade looks for a certain... morally casual attitude.

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    Still dreaming

    Originally posted by ManAboutTown
    The Montreal Expos and many other smaller market teams in baseball are victims of no salary cap, limited income potentials, and a playoff system that disqualifies a majority of the teams before the season is half done. It makes it almost impossible to get good enough players, to make good enough money, and to keep people in the stands for more than half the season.
    In Saturday's Globe & Mail, there was an advertisement offering for sale a big chunk of the land which was destined for the "Labatt Stadium". However, the current owner, who bought the property from the federal government after the Expos' option was allowed to expire, is only accepting offers until next Friday.

    Allow me to dream for a moment that what could have been could still be

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    Life time Yankee Fan

    From the perspective of a life long Yankee fan I have to say I could not be happier about this trade. After Soriano's poor post season the NY fans will be ready to take it out on him at the first sign of weakness so it is good he gets to make a new start in Texas. ARod can only get better with the line up surrounding him, can you imagine being a pitcher and having to face that line up? If ARod playing third and Jeter at SS does not work out then Jeter will step up as team captain and volunteer to move to either 2nd or 3rd but I do not see that as being necessary. This trade will enhance every single team's revenue not only through the revenue sharing but when the Yankees come to town...you will not see many half empty stadiums when they are playing. And it won't be because people want to see them win but even more will want to see them lose (not me). Oh and to Willyapd, we'll find out about Clemens since in Houston he will have to bat...I am curious how that will affect his high inside fastball. Last thing, it is going to be a great year for MLB especially in the American League East where Baltimore really improved their team but seem destined to be also rans. Can't wait to get down to Tampa for Spring Training....see you there!

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    In which league?

    Originally posted by regnad
    Nick Johnson should win Gold Gloves.
    The Expos will be very happy to hear this

    http://montreal.expos.mlb.com/NASApp..._mon&fext=.jsp

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