With a 200 million dollar plus difference in team payrolls between the Yankees at almost $229 million and teams like the Marlins and Astros at $39, and $24 million respectively it seems to be coming more crystal clear that Major League needs to at least as part of its revenue sharing program make teams like Marlins, Astros, Rays, and Pirates among others to have a minimum team payroll of at least $65 million dollars on an annual basis. This has to happen because its very possible the Marlins and Astros at the rate they are going can both threaten 120 losses and that is not good at all for the overall health of the sport. Sport at the professional level is about competition and to see teams purposely not even try to compete is just plain wrong and Bud Selig needs to step in and address this issue sooner than later.
Should there be a Minimum Payroll Requirement for Major League Baseball Teams
It's that time of the year. Time to unveil MLB's opening day payrolls, and laugh at the teams spending like drunkards (Yankees, $229 million) and the ones fielding quadruple-A rosters (Astros, $24 million). Let's dive in. Read full article (deadspin.com)