Originally Posted by RedsManRick
I'll take a salary floor based on industry revenues and then an expanded luxury tax. I certainly don't want to end up in a spot where teams are making more money and simply pocket it because the cap isn't properly pegged.
I would almost make the floor a 3 year moving average. If a team wants to rebuild, which in baseball terms makes sense, you have to allow for that. You have to allow for a team to restock its farm system, trade off their aging vets, and start to get younger. But when you start to get younger you get cheaper. I don't think a club should be punished for trying to rebuild, I think that in a given amount of time the club should be required to show that the club is willing to invest in its club.
If clubs don't want a cap then increase the luxury tax. Make it $1 for $1 tax on anything above the set rate. Make it so if the Yankees go after Lackey this off season and sign him to a 4 year $75M contract they have to pay $150M over the life of that contract. If they want to do that, fine, at least make it a costly endeavor.