Originally Posted by dougdirt
They have already taken that step, by setting up a scaled spending limit for international players based on your record the previous season. The limits for some teams are less than what single players have gotten in the past.
I'm usually for big market teams and I'm tired of small market teams crying poor but this is a good move on the part of MLB. When it comes to free agents, I have no problem with big money teams spending all the money they can on trying to get players. However, I view it somewhat differently as it pertains to prospects. Its too risky for for "small market teams" to spend money on unknown quantities where as the Yankees can throw 5 large at a prospect without batting an eye. Plus, I have always felt there needs to be some order in this area of baseball. It seems that there have been a lot of shady things that have gone on over the years with international signings to where it needed to be addressed.
Now when it comes to a salary cap, all those elitist people like me stand up and say "Heck no we won't go!!"