The slugger, the more I hear in the press had zero interest in playing for Baltimore, and the news that came out insinuating he did may have just been planted by Scott Boras to drive up interest in his client.
If the events of yesterday have not convinced you that the sport needs a salary cap, I don't know what to say. It's one thing if the Yankees had one huge contract signing -- but three within the last two weeks -- who could compete with that in today's economy?
The inequity in baseball between the haves (the New York, Los Angeles & Chicago teams, Boston) and have nots (everyone else) has now become so great that you have to wonder if the gap can be closed. Now, can we assume that the Yankess will win the AL East, much get to the World Series? No.
But their job is much, much easier than let's say a Cincinnati, or Milwaukee or Kansas City.
I'm pro-business, but how will most fans -- everyday people -- even see the Yankees now or much less even get a ticket up there? Man, the price of tickets after the inaugural season at the new ballpark will sky rocket.
I guess there’s nothing technically wrong with the Yankees participating in capitalism; however, it just leaves a bad taste in sports fans mouths to see this going on when the economy is in the tank.