MLB owners discuss the salary cap

11/9/09 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5235 respect

After the Yankees' World Series win, talk has predictably centered around the idea of a salary cap in Major League Baseball. Obviously, different people have far different views, based on their perspective:

At the rate the Yankees are going, I’m not sure anyone can compete with them. Frankly, the sport might need a salary cap.” – Brewers owner, Mark Attanasio

It might be convenient to look at the huge increase in overall revenue and say that the game isn’t broke and it doesn’t really need fixing, but the bottom line isn’t the only bottom line in this case. When you have one player making as much as a whole other team, something is seriously out of whack.” – Peter Schmuck, Baltimore Sun

Having the largest payroll doesn’t automatically mean you’re going to win. We’ve seen that time and time again. Thankfully, we had some payroll come off of our books, and we were able to use that money, make some good decisions, and get players who were able to improve our team.” - Hal Steinbrenner

We’ve have more competitive balance than at any other point in our history. I’m not in the least bit concerned [about the need for a salary cap].” – Commissioner Bud Selig

Where do you stand?
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