Cash Rules Everything Around Me (C.R.E.A.M.)

 The most powerful resource in the world is undoubtedly money. Money causes greed, corruption, deception. That effect is taking hold in the sports world as well. The Yankees, the self titled “big-boys” of the universe, are making a mockery of Major League Baseball by spending 4/5 times more money than other teams. In baseball there is no salary cap like in NFL or the  NBA which limits the amount of money a certain team can spend, thus evening the playing field for all. MLB has a luxury tax that taxes the teams that spend above a certain amount (~160 million or so I’m not sure) in an attempt to discourage over spending. This, however, has little affect if any.

The Yankees latest signings:

C.C. Sabathia : 7 years, $161,000,000 (largest ever contract for a pitcher)

A.J. Burnett: 5 years, $82,500,000

in addition to the rest of their team salary you can see here at this link:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/teams/salaries?team=nyy

Notice the Yankees were already spending $70,000,000 more a year on their team than the second highest team(the other new york team). This doesn’t even include the two new additions of CC , AJ and their $242,500,000 contracts.

oh, and let’s not forget the 1.3 BILLION dollar stadium the Yankees are to open next year.

So my question is do you think the yankees are ruining baseball?

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2 Responses to “Cash Rules Everything Around Me (C.R.E.A.M.)”

  1. Are the Yankees ruining baseball? How can they be ruining baseball? That doesn’t seem like a logical question to ask after offering this type of information…

    Hey, if the baseball industry is bringing in billions of dollars and has the ability to spend this kind of money on stadiums, then why not give the players a fair share? That’s what workers have been fighting for through out history. After all, the players are the ones actually playing the game and bringing in fans. They are getting a percent of the money coming in, and it just so happens in this industry that a small piece of the pie is $100,000,000. I say good for them. We can’t get mad at the Yankees for being successful and paying their players well.

  2. I agree the player deserve the money, but when only ONE F-ING team can afford those players it’s known as a monopoly… which, correct me if im wrong, is ILLEGAL. More regulations need to be implemented.

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