How does baseball fix salary inequality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    Exactly what UKMF said. The Reds, and everyone else, got a $50 million payout this off-season from the league. How many of them spent it on payroll?
    True, but if every team got $50 million...it didn't really help anyone catch up.

    Maybe that's where the Reds got the money to sign Suarez?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    True, but if every team got $50 million...it didn't really help anyone catch up.

    Maybe that's where the Reds got the money to sign Suarez?
    It’s my understanding that money is going to future salary. Which can be interpreted different ways. Hopefully they spend it if in contention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    True, but if every team got $50 million...it didn't really help anyone catch up.

    Maybe that's where the Reds got the money to sign Suarez?
    That would hold water if the free agent market weren't so slow this off-season. The small market teams weren't being outbid by the big market teams.

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    Only 2 teams this year paying luxury tax.

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    Win the draft and you can compete with NY, Chicago and LA.

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    I looked at teams with winning records the last three seasons. Here is what I found:

    2017 - 12 teams finished with winning records. Only 3 were from the bottom 11 in revenue.

    2016 - 15 winning record teams; 1 of those was from the bottom 11 in revenue.

    2015 - 15 winning record teams; 2 of those from the bottom 11 in revenue.

    How long will the fans of those bottom 11 keep coming to games, watching broadcasts and paying attention?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    I looked at teams with winning records the last three seasons. Here is what I found:

    2017 - 12 teams finished with winning records. Only 3 were from the bottom 11 in revenue.

    2016 - 15 winning record teams; 1 of those was from the bottom 11 in revenue.

    2015 - 15 winning record teams; 2 of those from the bottom 11 in revenue.

    How long will the fans of those bottom 11 keep coming to games, watching broadcasts and paying attention?
    That's an ownership/management philosophy issue, not a salary issue though. Those teams are capable of spending a lot more on payroll and still turning a profit. They opt to pocket the $$ instead.

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