« on: October 27, 2016, 07:27:04 AM »
As in the football reference, sports positions have all become more specialized and position specific. Nobody really wants the jack of trades players when they can have a superstar at every position($267M payroll, wtf?) If I was an owner, I would do everything I could to protect my superstar $20M pitcher in what ever way possible.
This is simply my opinion, and I don't follow a lot of baseball, unless the Tribe is doing well, but I think it makes good fiscal policy to protect your investment. I don't want another pitcher throwing a baseball up to 100 mph at a guy I'm paying over $10M a year.
Then again, I'm the guy who thinks it's ludicrous to need 162 games plus playoffs and a championship to figure out who the best team is.
Is you want purity, look at other sporting leagues around the world: 20 teams in a league. You play every team once at home and once on the road. At the end, whoever has the best record, is the league champ. Nothing else needed. No glorified, overblown spectacle of extended playoffs, including teams that could not even win their division, and a final game/series to then figure out who has held up the best throughout the season.
No popular thoughts here I know, just my $.02 when I hear about purity and "real" baseball and the like. Let the bashing begin
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