Originally Posted by NJReds
There was an interesting discussion on Mike & Mike (ESPN) this morning about how much money the lower payroll teams actually have. With revenue sharing, some of these teams that spend between $30-$50M on payroll have upwards of $80M from revenue sharing before they even sell a ticket. Where's the money going?
If there was a salary floor of, say, $75M, it would give top free agents more options for signing. And it would keep teams like Cleveland from dealing away Cy Young winning pitchers, and the Twins from giving away Santana for marginal prospects.
I'd love to know where we can find out how much these teams are receiving from revenue sharing. $80mill seems like a lot to me.
A salary cap with a salary floor is the way to go