The more and more the CBA talks go on the more apparent it is how out of touch people are with the game of baseball! Lets discuss why the LUXURY TAX is what is causing the tanking in baseball.
As opposed to takes like this one which make no sense at all:
You can disagree with my perspective. But don't hide it behind the Owners v. Players. What'll occur if the Players win? We'll get a less competitive game. Small markets won't stand a chance. That's bad for the game long term.
Have a Great Night
— MLBExecutiveBurner (@HotStoveintel) February 27, 2022
(I get a headache every time I read that tweet! YIKES!)
THE LUCURY TAX IS LITERALLY THE ISSUE AND THIS IS EASILY PROVEABLE!
1st lets look at the 1998 final standings:
Now wait a second… WHERE IS THE TANKING? The large ,market TIGERS are in last place! SO are the very large market D-Backs and Marlins. ALMOST EVERY TEAM IS TRYING TO COMPETE THERE! 6 teams under 70 wins.
Lets compare this to 2021:
Wait what? The same amount of teams UNDER 70 wins in 2021 as 1998 WELL BEFORE THE LUXURY TAX? YET MORE UNDER 80 WINS NOW?
THE ISSUE IS UNDENIABLE!
Lets look at 2000 now:
Now look at that! LESS TEAMS UNDER 80 WINS THEN IN 2021! IDENTICAL AMOUNT OF TEAMS UNDER 70 WINS!
THE LUXURY ISN’T CHANGING ANYTHING! ITS LITERALLY MAKING IT WORSE!
The same teams aren’t even trying to win AS THEY WERE every year BEFORE the luxury tax was illegally forced on baseball!!
I could go on and on and on BUT…
Lets look at the 1st year of the luxury tax in 2002:
HOLY… INSTANT RISE IN TEAMS UNDER 80 WINS WITH 15! HALF OF THE WHOLE LEAGUE!
INSTANT SPIKE IN TEAMS UNDER 70 WINS TO THE MOST EVER MATCHING 7! THE MOST EVER!
GIGANTIC RISE IN TEASM UNDER 60 WINS TO THE MOST EVER WITH 6!
THE LUXURY TAX INSTANTLY MADE BASEBALL WORSE!
Do you see the issue now? Baseball has gotten far, FAR less competitive after illegally forcing the luxury tax into baseball!
The fix is EASY! Abolish the luxury tax for good and ban ANY SUCH THING INCLUDINGF A SALARY CAP!
BY: ADAM KING