Re: Hank Steinbrenner whines about Playoff system.
Originally Posted by PuffyPig
I'll have sympathy for any better team not making the playoffs at the expense of a lesser team when there is a salary cap in place.
Is it fair that a better team doesn't make the playoffs? Probably not, but that's a random thing. It's not like the same team is getting screwed all the time.
Teams with smaller payrolls get screwed every day.
Absolutely. For Hank to essentially whine about having to compete with Tampa is beyond absurd. I was just giving him a tiny bit of "partial credit" for defending his manager, who, as far as I can tell, does not seem to deserve to be compared unfavorably with Torre based on who is and isn't making the playoffs this season.
"Reality tells us there are no guarantees. Except that some day Jon Lester will be on that list of 100-game winners." - Peter Gammons