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  1. 1. Thursday, May 30, 13Salary cap is hot button issueFootball and basketball have capsSuccessfulMLB wants to try, too
  2. 2. Thursday, May 30, 13Athletes have high salariesEspecially baseball playersSportingnews.com - baseball makes twice football salaryWhy would anybody care about a salary cap in baseball?
  3. 3. Thursday, May 30, 13Baseball fan for over 25 yearsKeep best players in sport, need to negotiate salaryFair, ethical treatment of employees
  4. 4. Thursday, May 30, 13Salary cap would tamper with traditionsTake power of salary negotiation and give to leagueLeaves players without options
  5. 5. = =/ toThursday, May 30, 13No salary cap in baseballFeel it will create sense of equityTeams, players, fans must keep MLB from creating salary capWouldn’t benefit smaller market teams
  6. 6. Thursday, May 30, 13America’s sport - comes with sense of traditionAmerican dreamRight to American dream
  7. 7. Thursday, May 30, 13Salary cap takes player’s ability to negotiatePushes older player out of sportWouldn’t help small market teams
  8. 8. Thursday, May 30, 13No incentivesMakes baseball unenjoyableAmerican tradition - preserve this tradition
  9. 9. = =/ toThursday, May 30, 13MLB feels salary cap would create equityExample from BleacherReport.com
  10. 10. Thursday, May 30, 13Several teams have $5 millionPlayer asking for $10 millionCan’t pay playerPlayer must accept 50% decrease
  11. 11. Thursday, May 30, 13Argument that players earn too muchSports teams are businesses
  12. 12. Thursday, May 30, 13Ben Sharp, contributor for WRFT blogSports are businesses as well as entertainmentSupply and demandTeam owners: win and money - must keep players happy to get both
  13. 13. Thursday, May 30, 13Salary cap takes power from players and gives to leagueOwners have ability to squeeze and trap playersHow?
  14. 14. Thursday, May 30, 13Team A - $5 billionTeam B - $12 billionTeam B - more to spend on players, wiggle room to negotiate
  15. 15. Thursday, May 30, 13$9 billion dollar capTeam A - still only $5 billionTeam B - now only $9 billion$4 billion gap
  16. 16. Thursday, May 30, 13Doesn’t help players or team ATeam A still has only $5 billionTeam B has almost twice that
  17. 17. Thursday, May 30, 13Larger teams will always have more to spendWhat can you do to oppose?
  18. 18. Thursday, May 30, 13Actively oppose salary capWrite favorite team, MLBEncourage friendsBe vocal
  19. 19. Thursday, May 30, 13Support smaller market teams through merch and ticketsSee your team play on the road
  20. 20. Thursday, May 30, 13Let MLB knowGive smaller market teams supportAll players will have same ability to negotiateConcept as American as apple pie and baseball itself

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