Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
the entire market between stars and minimum salary players is inefficent for the most part. The stars deserve their money, the problem is there are a lot of not even very good players getting paid like stars. Depodesta was once quoted that the key to success in baseball was solving the the inefficency in the middle.
It's still a supply-demand issue though.

A vast majority of the teams can't even afford to enter the bidding war for the "stars". So they have to settle for the next best thing, those "second tier players". Therefore, the competition is just as great for those players, and there is always going to be some dipstick GM that will pay it, which sets the standard for all the rest.

I would love to see GMs start to refuse to give out Gary Matthews type contracts.... Just Say No...... but then there would be the charge of collusion.