Re: So, the Dodgers are insanely rich
Originally Posted by REDREAD
Excellent point. I hadn't even thought of that.
As far as I know, the luxury tax threshholds have not changed. That seems to be throttling the spending of many large markets now.
Also, I think the owners are not going to let salaries escalate as quickly as they have in the past. We can see the trend in the last 5 years or so. The Cy Youngs and MVPs get the 20-25 million/year (which is about what Arod got from Texas as a high water mark a long time ago), but the payscale for the average/above average player has not gone up much over the past 5-10 years.
I'm not calling it collusion, but I think the owners now have an almost unspoken agreement not to overpay for the non-superstars.
This is probably why I'm more laissez-faire on this issue than most people are. Revenue sharing has gone a long way to making things more competitive. If we didn't have revenue sharing, my opinion might be different on this issue. You have seen teams like the Yankees try to streamline their payrolls a bit in recent years. I think revenue sharing has a lot to do with it.
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