Sunday, February 22, 2009

It's not fair

When most teams, their fans and even a lot of experts keep complaining about every Yankees' move, why no one complain about this when allowing those teams to get unfair advantages?

6 comments:

Dannyzupl8 said...

After spending over 400 million dollars in free agent signings in a single month, why do you care about cost-cutting teams trying to save money on a relief pitcher with poor control? Focus!

Jessica Lee said...

I don't care who they sign. I know we will have a good bullpen with so many arms from our farm system.

The reason I feel it's unfair because those teams try to not to play under rules. They want to sign those type A or B free agents but don't want to lose draft picks. When everyone compalins about Yankees, we play under rules and pay draft picks, revenue sharing and luxury taxes. That's why I feel it's unfair. There is nothing to do with who they sign.

dannyzupl8 said...

Let the teams that can't afford what the Yankees buy, do as they please. So they found a loophole? BIG DEAL!! Its better than buying up every free agent in the market and over paying for them. They can say the rules are unfair, since because of the Yankees' market, and riches, they can spend vastly more than other clubs. Thats an unfair advantage. Who do you want? Sabbathia, Teixeira, and Burnett or Juan Cruz? Pick your fights better.. you are sounding like such an arrogant Yankee fan, thats entitled to everything.

hopbitters said...

I don't want to turn this into a rant about "small market" teams, so I'll try to stay on topic...

I see the loophole as just that. It's an oversight that was made when the rule was created and it will likely be fixed before long. Everybody has the same chance to exploit it and the player in question has to be complicit, so I don't see it as a major issue.

Jessica Lee said...

We just have to agree to disagree. Unfortunately, you feel I am a arrogant Yankees fan that I don't agree with.

I just feel other teams should complain those teams try to sign type A/B free agents without losing draft picks when they complain Yankees buy free agents.

MJB said...

It has nothing to do with being "arrogant", Danny... everyone complains about some "unfair" advantage the Yankees have. But its not "unfair" that the Yankees bring in the most revenue. I'm glad MLB had the luxury tax to try to spread the wealth a little. Thats not the point. Its not "unfair" to be able to pay more, its just a consequence of running a good business. Some (not all) small market owners don't want to put money back into their team. Look at the Astros. For years their ownership cared about profits and not about putting together a competitive club. One year, they went out and spent on F.A.'s and, surprise, surprise, they went to the World Series. I recall the Marlins doing that twice in their short history.



Using loopholes is unfair. I'm sure everyone would say so if/when the Yankees do it. Doing a good job marketing your team and creating giant revenue is not unfair...unfortunate for those who can't afford any F.A. they want, but not unfair.

But I agree about one thing, it has become a bit annoying always snatching up every F.A. out there. This year the Yankees did it out of need more than they have in the past 10yrs or so. It was also a bit of a knee-jerk reaction to last year not making the playoffs. I think things will settle down the next few years. It will have to, they have everyone signed to long term contracts:(