Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Hey Brewers Fans...

According to reports, it seems that CC Sabathia has agreed to terms with the New York Yankees. Nothing is official, but it appears the pitcher agreed to a 6-year deal estimated at $140 million.

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That's what I'm talkin about! A little overpriced, but he shouldn't be a Zito-esque bust (knocking on wood)
Mark   Wednesday, December 10, 2008
That's almost an A-Rod sized contract... this is exactly why I abandoned MLB about 15 years ago... big markets oppressing the little guys, like my Royals...
Brian   Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I sort of agree with Brian. First MLB does not fall under the normal rules of capitalism or free markets. In fact they get a special dispensation from Congress.

So in that light, I wish they would go to a better revenue sharing plan like the NFL does. One of the the reasons the NFL is so popular is because there is a lot of balance in the league. I wish baseball was more balanced. A perfect example is the small market team, the KC Royals.
RickMonday   Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I agree that the salary structure in MLB is screwed up, but it's not always what you spend but how you spend it...example:
2008 Tampa Bay was in the WS
2007 Colorado was in the WS
2005 Chicago White Sox won the WS with fairly low payroll
2003 Florida won the WS
1997 Florida won the WS
And the last time the Yankees were in the WS was 2003
ozthegreat   Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Good points Oz, maybe it is not as bad as I put it.

On a different note, what do you guys think about including DeRosa in the Peavy deal? I dont like it. Peavy was hurt last year for a while and to me, DeRosa was one of our top 3 players if not the team MVP.
RickMonday   Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I don't like giving up DeRosa either. He's so versatile and doesn't let the fact that he moves all around the diamond effect his offense. I think they need to focus on a left handed hitter for the middle of their line-up. That's a more glaring weakness right now.
ozthegreat   Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Exactly why I HATE the Yankees.
Carrie   Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The new Yankee pitcher has agreed to a contract valued at $160mm.
BeanCounter37   Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Carrie, not all people realise that being a Yankee and Dallas Cowboy fan; consequently, you can say that you pull for "Americas Team" in each sport.
BeanCounter37   Thursday, December 11, 2008
In my opinion, neither of them are America's team, contrary to your liking. Maybe back in the Maris, Mantle, Ruth days but now now. When you can BUY everyone with an obnoxious payroll... there's nothing competitive about that. One guy's salary on that team is as much as some team's total payroll. How is that fun to watch? How can you get excited when they win when it was all bought? Where's the hard work involved? If signing fat paychecks is as hard as they work, then no, they don't deserve the title in MY lifetime.
As for the Cowboys... I enjoyed the Aikman/E. Smith days but I'm pretty partial to a team that is own by it's city and has a waiting list for season tickets with more than 57,000 names and is averaging about 30 years once your name is added. To me, that's America's team.
So consequently, I cannot or will not agree with you.
Carrie   Thursday, December 11, 2008
P.S. Guess they got Mike Cameron and possibly Bill Hall in the trade too. Good riddance with Hall.
Carrie   Thursday, December 11, 2008
No comment yet? Wow. So now the Yankees have spent $243.5 million on two pitchers in the last 3 days. Does that still represent America's Team to you?
Carrie   Friday, December 12, 2008
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