Major League Baseball is your Libertarian Paradise come to life – rule by might and by the power to accumulate dollars faster than all rivals. I’m a Yankee fan and even I’m turned off from the sport. To get me back, they’d need to shrink the season to 100 games, shrink the game length to six innings and have the worst four teams each season get sent down to Triple A – which would everyone something to compete for each year.
The way the sport is currently configured, it is completely incompatible with the pace of the lives we live. Other than seeing games live or the post-season, I have lost almost all interest.
OK, check this out, the Yankees have a $100 million payroll for just their injured players roght now, bigger than half the league’s payroll for their entire teams. What a joke.
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Following up on my post from right before the season started, the annual payroll of the players on the DL is approaching $100M, which now ranks them ahead of the Mets for 15th overall. This is up from 17th five weeks ago. As a result, some quick math shows us that $211M less $95M = ~$116M available for current games, which puts them on the same block as the Blue Jays, Cardinals and Nationals (not factoring in, of course, their own DL issues).