Originally Posted by dougdirt
On the flip side, the best player in baseball last year made $475,000. It evens out. If the money wasn't there, then the players wouldn't get what they get. But the money is there. They are the talent. They are the product. They deserve a whole big chunk of the income from it.
I'd probably have less problem with the amount of money if the bad contracts could be wiped out somehow. It could be argued that a team paying a lot of bad contracts are limited in paying more money to those deserved.
Seems like the Cubs had a whole chunk of bad contracts in the last 5 years.
I enjoyed watching the NFL release a ton of overpaid underperforming guys in the last few weeks. I wish MLB had no guaranteed money except maybe up front, with a limit on it. Then when your .300 hitting, 30 HR guy hits about 34 years old and becomes that .250, 15 HR guy with the same amount of plate appearances over several seasons, you could cut him.