If Cliff Lee and Zach Greinke become Yankees in the near future, will you stop watching baseball?
Of course Yankee fans will be infatuated with the thought of this, but I'll literally stop watching baseball. This is becoming really ridiculous; almost a monopoly. I just can't fathom why MLB and Bud Selig can't implement a Salary cap. Revenue sharing is simply horse sh*t, so spare me of that. If I were a Kansas City Royal or Florida Marlins fan, I would not be buying tickets, let alone watch their games on TV. Impovershied teams simply don't stand a chance because even if they have a couple of promising players, they inevitably leave that team to sign a big contract with an affluent team like the Yankees or Red Sox. Where's the freakin' parity? @Ronald- thats exactly what it is. The Rich getting richer, and the poor getting poorer. Sports should not be like that. Sports is a business, and the fans are its customers. Please make things fair for, us, the customers. @Brian G- good point. When small market teams do well, it speaks volume. Anyways, I just want things to be fair. Is that too much to ask for? Considering how many bonehead moves Cashman and Steinbrenner make, people give those egregious men too much credit. They spent a fortune on bums like Carl Pavano, Kevin Brown, Gary Roidfield, etc. @Giants fan- Lee and Greinke are just examples I used to convey my point. Although, they are feasible option for the Yankees. I think we can all reach a consensus that the Spankees will spend $100 million in the offseason for Free-agency. I'm not sure who'll be available, but you can bet that the Yankees will make a play for every big name guy out there. Its inevitable. @Corrardo's Nephew- oh you're so right because we all know that Cliff Lee, who'll be an free-agent this summer, isn't an upgrade over Javier Vazquez. *sarcasm*
Asked By: John - 6/13/2010
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Will I stop watching....no! I am a Tigers fan and stuck with them through the 100+ loss seasons so why would I stop now? ANd parity.....who said anything about parity in baseball? Revenue sharing is horse dung in large part because several of the owners who get revenue sharing dont even spend that money paying players... More
Answered By: viphockey4 - 6/13/2010
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It's called capitalism.
Answered By: Ronald - 6/13/2010
I would hate it if both Lee and Greinke become Yankees but I wouldn't stop watching, I love the sport too much. Small market teams can win, but they have to do everything right and make their move before their best players become free agents. Just look at the Twins or the Reds this year.
Answered By: BRIAN G - 6/13/2010
Well you know what...you're right. As a Yankees fan I'm greedy when it comes to winning and I don't really care, but I can understand the standpoint of a small market fan.
Answered By: Machinehead BELIEVE IN BLUE - 6/13/2010
Won't happen. #1. Lee is a Mariner #2. Too expensive. #3. Would those 2 teams just let the Yankees take their best pitchers? (I know King Felix is the Mariners best pitcher, but still) #4. Hughes is having a breakout year. Will he go back to the pen? I don't think so. #5. If they wanted to do that, what is the point of... More
Answered By: Giantsfan4ever - 6/13/2010
Answered By: ಠ_ಠ - 6/13/2010
Nothing can make me stop watching baseball. I wouldn't stop watching, I would just be ticked. GO TWINS
Answered By: TJ - 6/13/2010
no and yankees arent the only team to do that stuff look at boston
Answered By: steelers17237 - 6/13/2010
it would just make more people become *fake* yankee fans cause i really dont know of many people that are true yankee fans that stick with that team when they are goin bad but that doesnt happen often.... it would just make more people angry and its possible that selig could put a salary cap but idk
Answered By: Split - 6/13/2010
Not sure why to picked these two pitchers but the Yankees have no interest in Lee and Greinke isn't that great. I can pretty much guarantee they won't be wearing pinstripe at any point in the near future. You can continue enjoying the game.
Answered By: Corrado's Nephew - 6/13/2010
The Yankees dont need them right now.
Answered By: Ryan - 6/13/2010
Answered By: jonds - 6/13/2010
I hope the Yankees get both of them and run the table to another world championship, just to piss you off! Now, stop complaining!
Answered By: Tom "Terrific" - 6/13/2010
Yea your right small market teams can't win except for the Padres, the Rockies, the Rays, the D-Backs, and the Tigers.
Answered By: Kave Dast - 6/13/2010
no i still root for my team witch is boston
Answered By: Jonny48 - 6/13/2010
I would still watch baseball. The main reason is that no matter what kind of talent you have, you need to play the game to win. Yes, Zach and Cliff are great pitchers but it does not mean Yankees do not have good pitchers right now and they are far from unbeatable... More
Answered By: richnieh - 6/13/2010
Teams with a low budget just need to work on building their young talent. The Tampa Bay Rays are a good example. They thrive on a strong farm system and because of recent success, they are getting the revenue to keep their players.
Answered By: James - Avid Sports Fan - 6/13/2010
There are reasons why the Yankees would not sign Lee or Greinke... More
Answered By: chrisarrow222 - 6/14/2010
Never let it be said that I don't believe in fair play. I would welcome a payroll cap on teams. However the implementation is not quite so simple. It has not much so much do with the MLB and the commissioners office but instead the players union. You can thank free agency not the owners (for they pay something called... More
Answered By: Katalex - 6/14/2010
Reasons why neither will happen... More
Answered By: Rich F - 6/14/2010
I don't think it'll happen. I see Lee in the NL (LA, SF, or Mets), and KC won't part with Greinke, I think they feel they'll win within the next 2-3 years, and they're probably right. Lee was successful in the NL and I think he'll want to go back there and sign for next year and beyond.
Answered By: Bert Weidemeier - 6/14/2010
The only reason that I'll continue watching is because I want to eventually get a job in an MLB front office, but other than that, probably not. It's getting very rediculous how the Yankees sign everyone. They have Sebathia, they're gonna get Lee, they have Teixeira, they'll probably get Werth or Crawford. They need to... More
Answered By: red sox - 6/14/2010
Nothing can stop me from watching baseball.
Answered By: SAM AND DEAN WINCHESTER!!!!!!!!! - 6/14/2010
Nothing is stoping your favorite team owner from spending. Not our fault if our owner cares about the fans more than yours.
Answered By: Crazy Joe Davola - 6/14/2010
What people need to realize is that no owner of a sports franchise is poor. They all have the money to spend on free agents but they just spend on it on their own luxuries. The Steinbrenner family cares about winning so they care to spend money on signing high profile players to win. If the O's cared, they would do the... More
Answered By: Narci ssist - 6/15/2010
I hope the Yankees get them both, win 130 games and sweep their way to another world series title. I hope the Yankees never lose another game in its franchise history. I will watch every game and love it!
Answered By: Terry - 6/16/2010
no. sadly, i expect that to happen already.
Answered By: ms. hippie queen - 6/16/2010
Ain't happening, cuz the Reds are getting Cliff Lee!
Answered By: reds_1990 - 6/16/2010
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