Yesterday Major League Baseball announced the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.  I talked about how the CBA essentially eliminated the Pittsburgh Pirates from contention forever.  Maybe the title of the post was a little bit for effect, but the CBA definitely wasn't good for the small market team.

I think your view on the CBA changes are largely influenced by your view on the business side of baseball prior to yesterday's news.  I'm of the opinion that the NFL's structure is the perfect way to run a sport.  They have a salary cap, a salary floor, equal revenue sharing, and scheduling that gives weaker teams an easier schedule, with harder teams getting a harder schedule.  The league is designed for every team to go 8-8.  From there, the smart teams win and the teams with poor decisio...

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