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Old 03-21-2012, 11:06 AM
 
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I doubt many would stay, especially when you figure in inflation costs, agent fees, cost of living (for those who have never made more than $100K and are living in CA or NY), and the fact that someone who once made $10M/year and is now making $100K might be demoralized by the whole concept.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Sports salaries are where they are because the marketplace has dictated such.
That's the beauty of free market capitalism.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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if it was always that way then the answer would be all pf them . but to institute the change now would be tough sledding.

Damn Carlos Santana just hit a 450 foot shot LOL

sorry watching Spring training baseball

I would still say all but most would be playing while waiting there day in court.

good question though
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Damn Carlos Santana just hit a 450 foot shot LOL
He plays a pretty mean guitar too.
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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The simple question is, how many are qualified to do anything else? I would bet it would be 50/50.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:20 PM
 
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The simple question is, how many are qualified to do anything else? I would bet it would be 50/50.
That would be way high. All players would be able to be gainfully employed, but the number who could earn 6 figures competing in the job market with the rest of us is pretty small. Only 16% of the general population has that kind of household income. Also consider that a quarter of all MLB players wouldn't even have a green card without baseball.

I doubt that any more than a half a dozen would be able to make a professional career in any other sport that would pay a million dollars over ten years, although a lot of multi-sport athletes would get a decent look in a tryout camp.

I probably should have broadened the OP, to ask how many athletes would continue to perform in any sport with a $100K salary cap, while specifically directing the thrust of the question on baseball players. Players in individual sports like golf and tennis, of course, would be in a different category because they have to assume their own cost of expenses associated with the tour, which alone are probably several times $100K.

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Old 03-26-2012, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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That would be way high. All players would be able to be gainfully employed, but the number who could earn 6 figures competing in the job market with the rest of us is pretty small. Only 16% of the general population has that kind of household income. Also consider that a quarter of all MLB players wouldn't even have a green card without baseball.

I doubt that any more than a half a dozen would be able to make a professional career in any other sport that would pay a million dollars over ten years, although a lot of multi-sport athletes would get a decent look in a tryout camp.

I probably should have broadened the OP, to ask how many athletes would continue to perform in any sport with a $100K salary cap, while specifically directing the thrust of the question on baseball players. Players in individual sports like golf and tennis, of course, would be in a different category because they have to assume their own cost of expenses associated with the tour, which alone are probably several times $100K.
It is a pretty broad question but you also have to realize that quite a few went through a college systemand some pursue degrees in the offseason. Closer to 75% would probably be a better number. I do agree about the issue with green cards and some foreign players were raised to only play baseball and not much else.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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It is a pretty broad question but you also have to realize that quite a few went through a college systemand some pursue degrees in the offseason. Closer to 75% would probably be a better number. I do agree about the issue with green cards and some foreign players were raised to only play baseball and not much else.
Only about half of MLB players were drafted out of college, the rest never started. A great majority of those who got degrees majored in some sports-related field, and have a degree that is unlikely to lead to a 6-figure job, usually just a high school coach or something. Again, if only 16% of the general population earns $100K, it is pretty unlikely that ball players are three times as likely to have the capacity for a high income career in a non-sports related field like business or technology.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:10 AM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Only about half of MLB players were drafted out of college, the rest never started. A great majority of those who got degrees majored in some sports-related field, and have a degree that is unlikely to lead to a 6-figure job, usually just a high school coach or something. Again, if only 16% of the general population earns $100K, it is pretty unlikely that ball players are three times as likely to have the capacity for a high income career in a non-sports related field like business or technology.
You proved my point. I stated that probably about 75% would stay because they couldn't make more elsewhere. Even though some went through college, not many were involved in careers (ex.lawyer) that would increase that number.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:40 AM
 
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You proved my point. I stated that probably about 75% would stay because they couldn't make more elsewhere. Even though some went through college, not many were involved in careers (ex.lawyer) that would increase that number.
I misinterpreted your ambiguous and dangling point. I thought you meant that 75% completed college.

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. . . quite a few went through a college systemand some pursue degrees in the offseason. Closer to 75% would probably be a better number..
Still, top-tier athletes have to be so dedicated to their sports discipline, I doubt if even 5% would have prepared themselves for any kind of remunerative career in a non-sports field. Although, like the general population, 16% of the 75% who are Americans (12%) would have had the potential to make over $100K if they had committed themselves early on to such a career. They mostly all marry bimbos, too, so wouldn't be able to depend on their professional wives to make much of a career, either.

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