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Lip Man 1
02-21-2011, 03:28 PM
Says Bud Selig is open to changes in these areas. If so, that could be bad news for some teams.

http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/news/story?id=6144975

Lip

DumpJerry
02-21-2011, 04:41 PM
Hank, it's real easy. Stop giving Scott Borass a blank check every time you want one of his clients and you won't have to worry about a luxury tax.

Revenue sharing, well that's a different issue. You can stop it if you don't mind bailing out a clone of the Montreal Expos every other year.

Nellie_Fox
02-22-2011, 12:53 AM
I couldn't believe this jerk had the nerve to say ""socialism, communism, whatever you want to call it, is never the answer." Okay Hank. You want free-market capitalism in baseball? Surrender your territorial rights, and let any team that wants to move into your market to compete with you.

Fenway
02-22-2011, 08:40 AM
However those comments have gone ignored in New York as Hank said something else yesterday...

Hank rips mansion-building Bombers (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2011/02/21/2011-02-21_hank_steinbrenner_slams_yankees_players_for_bui lding_mansions_says_its_not_a_sho.html)

asindc
02-22-2011, 08:44 AM
It seems that Hank is not very bright.

ewokpelts
02-22-2011, 09:36 AM
It seems that Hank is not very bright.you notice Hal almost never talks to reporters?

ewokpelts
02-22-2011, 09:38 AM
However those comments have gone ignored in New York as Hank said something else yesterday...

Hank rips mansion-building Bombers (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2011/02/21/2011-02-21_hank_steinbrenner_slams_yankees_players_for_bui lding_mansions_says_its_not_a_sho.html)i guess winning the division and going to the alcs is not enough commitment to winning?

Fenway
02-22-2011, 10:09 AM
i guess winning the division and going to the alcs is not enough commitment to winning?

NY is a tough town :rolleyes:

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/36177_1614030463364_1014362077_31700348_8281693_n. jpg

cards press box
02-22-2011, 10:10 AM
I couldn't believe this jerk had the nerve to say ""socialism, communism, whatever you want to call it, is never the answer." Okay Hank. You want free-market capitalism in baseball? Surrender your territorial rights, and let any team that wants to move into your market to compete with you.

Absolutely right. If Hank means what he says about socialism (which he doesn't) then someone should ask him if he has any problem sharing the New York market with the Jersey City Rays and the Brooklyn A's.

Dan H
02-22-2011, 12:08 PM
I agree that some salaries have gotten way out of hand. However, when free agency began in the late '70's it was owners like Steinbrenner and Autry who were trying to buy championships. They didn't just sign a player or two to round out a roster; they tried to build teams almost soley through free agent signings. Other owners made blunders by over-paying players who did little to lead their teams to World Series. Yes, players can be plenty greedy themselves but the owners also helped create this system.

Fenway
02-22-2011, 03:31 PM
One would think Melo being traded to the Knicks would be the big story in NYC today...

of course not

http://www.nypost.com/rw/nypost/2011/02/22/covers/front022211.jpg

TheOldRoman
02-22-2011, 03:35 PM
I agree. Who the hell does Jeter think he is? He shoud live in a sensible two-flat in Brooklyn and like it.

Fenway
02-22-2011, 03:39 PM
I agree. Who the hell does Jeter think he is? He shoud live in a sensible two-flat in Brooklyn and like it.
We agree
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Oblong
02-22-2011, 09:36 PM
It seems that Hank is not very bright.

A Yankee friend of mine said Hank is the Fredo of the Steinbrenner clan.

tstrike2000
02-22-2011, 10:23 PM
Hank Steinbrenner, actually making me wish his dad was still the owner.

gosox41
02-22-2011, 10:24 PM
Hank, it's real easy. Stop giving Scott Borass a blank check every time you want one of his clients and you won't have to worry about a luxury tax.

Revenue sharing, well that's a different issue. You can stop it if you don't mind bailing out a clone of the Montreal Expos every other year.

I didn't read the article but saw a couple of his individual quotes. If I'm not mistaken, is he basically advocating contraction?

He did say that he shouldn't subsidize small market teams, yet there are already teams in every big market. On the flip side to his Socialism sucks act is the territorial rights he won't give up to NY.

So if he doesn't want small market teams to live off him, and big market teams like his won't give up terrirtorial rights (just speculating on that for those that want to stuart an argument) then that leaves one thing...contraction

My own opinion is it is the best thing for the business of baseball to have competitive balance. Whether that's through revenue sharing, hard salary cap, salary floor or outright Socialism is to be debated for a long time.


Bob

Fenway
02-25-2011, 08:50 AM
The Yankees always find away to be on the front page.. :tongue:

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2011/02/25/gal_frontpage_0225.jpg

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/02/25/2011-02-25_tax_breaks_on_real_estate_deals_for_people_like _arod_cost_city_900m_a_year.html