Originally posted by lazarus
then baseball can be successfull in any market that has good fan support.
And fan support would improve in markets like KC because the teams would all be on even footing year in and year out. Right now the feeling here is that there's just no way we can compete. Period. But if the teams were capped, stars wouldn't all end up in pinstripes, more franchises would be competitive and more folks than the diehards would show up at the K.
And for people who say the "small market" thing is a bogus argument, and that some small market team always seems to compete annually, I ask this question: who was the last small market team to appear in a World Series, much less win one?
When teams like the Yankee$ can afford to dish out over $100 million annually, teams that only pay $50, $60 or even $70 just can't compete. Sure they might get in a nice season here-and-there, but the teams with the big payrolls are there every
year. That's the big difference.
Until that's addressed, MLB might as well be a 10-team league, because it's going to be the same horses year after year after year.