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Unread 03-29-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Yankees on top in global pay review, Premier League in the shade Sporting Intelligence
By Nick Harris
28 March 2010

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The New York Yankees are the best-paid team in global sport measured by average first-team wages, ahead of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea and basketball’s Dallas Mavericks, according to the inaugural Annual Review of Global Sports Salaries (ARGSS), to be published this week by sportingintelligence


I haven't been able to figure out what exactly they mean by 'first-team wages' and how that applies to baseball.
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Unread 03-29-2010, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Yankees on top in global pay review, Premier League in the shade Sporting Intelligence
By Nick Harris
28 March 2010





I haven't been able to figure out what exactly they mean by 'first-team wages' and how that applies to baseball.

This just confirms what myself and many, many others have been saying all along about the Yankees. At an average of 7 mil per player, the Yankees don't earn success, they buy it. This also serves to highlight just what's wrong with baseball..

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A study by Sporting Intelligence tabs our New York Yankees as having the highest paid per player average in all of sports. The inaugural ARGSS (Annual Review Of Global Sports Salaries) lists the highest payrolls in the world and they are as follows:

(Converted From British Pounds at current market rates)

1. New York Yankees (MLB): $6,977,080

2. Real Madrid (La Liga): $6,321,059


3. Barcelona (La Liga): $6,979,447

4. Chelsea (Premiere League): $5,351,022

5. Dallas Mavericks (NBA): $5,304,213

6. L.A. Lakers (NBA): $5,088479

7. Detroit Pistons (NBA): $4,985,343

8. Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA): $4,930,589

9. Boston Celtics (NBA): $4,875,001

10. New York Knicks (NBA): $4,871,656

11. Phoenix Suns (NBA): $4,588,401

12. RC Bangalore (IPL): $4,488,507
Yanks Pay Their Players Better Than Anyone in the Entire Sports World! - Soccer - Zimbio
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Unread 03-30-2010, 07:34 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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The disparity between haves and have nots in baseball is as great as its ever been.

When you have teams like the A's and the Pirates that for all intents and purposes are minor league farm teams

vs steroid squads of new york and boston,

or monied teams like the cubs and la its time to scale down or scale back
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Unread 04-04-2010, 06:25 PM
 
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This just confirms what myself and many, many others have been saying all along about the Yankees. At an average of 7 mil per player, the Yankees don't earn success, they buy it. This also serves to highlight just what's wrong with baseball..

Yanks Pay Their Players Better Than Anyone in the Entire Sports World! - Soccer - Zimbio
Doesn't confirm a thing, other than shortsightedness, as explained a gazillion times. *Yawn*
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Unread 04-05-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Doesn't confirm a thing, other than shortsightedness, as explained a gazillion times. *Yawn*
Only 2 things really matter in baseball. Did you win it all, and how much money did you net?
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Unread 04-06-2010, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Only 2 things really matter in baseball. Did you win it all, and how much money did you net?
Not necessarily in that order
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Unread 04-08-2010, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Walt Disney World
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The Yankees & Red Sox contend (strongly) for a title every year. What other team can say that? Maybe the Cardinals, which are an extremely well-run organization. Other teams have a "flash in the pan" success, but cannot sustain it for 6, 8, 10 years. The Yankees & Red Sox can afford to sign other teams stars away from them on a regular basis.
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Unread 04-08-2010, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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The Yankees & Red Sox contend (strongly) for a title every year. What other team can say that? Maybe the Cardinals, which are an extremely well-run organization. Other teams have a "flash in the pan" success, but cannot sustain it for 6, 8, 10 years. The Yankees & Red Sox can afford to sign other teams stars away from them on a regular basis.
Yes they can afford to, but you can't take away the fact that both do develop alot of talent as well.
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Unread 04-08-2010, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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It comes up quite frequently how tons of fans for bad small market teams like the Giants or Padres for example, do nothing but claim about the major advantage of larger market $$$.I am constantly hearing about how well they supposedly draft and develop players (because you know bigger markets don't do this----"Sarcasm"),as if their whole roster was homegrown. The funny thing is you never hear this from fans of the Twins or Marlins(for example). Now why is this? Could it be the fact that some small market teams are just doing it much better then others? When they need a free agent they analyze their team properly and make offers accordingly instead of just pointing fingers. These are the teams that would excel in a balanced system with a hard cap. In the opposite corner are again teams like the Giants and Padres(for example) who like every other team develop SOME players but make alot of poor free agent choices then point fingers,BUT NEVER TURN DOWN REVENUE SHARING $$$.My team will continue to do what it has been doing.We will develop quality, make good trades,and find proper role players(free agents) when needed. Now this is a hot topic which is voted on almost ever year,but these same owners vote down the hard cap every time! So my question to the oblivious fans of these teams is why aren't you pointing the finger at your owners instead of the teams that are working within the rules of the league? If you don't like it,your teams can easily fix it.If your hypocritical owners voted down revenue sharing and voted for the hard cap 2 things would happen.1-Everyone would be functioning with nearly the same $ with NO extra money being spread around;and 2-these complainers would wind up 20 games out with losses on balance sheets.
***The power is in the hands of your organizations.If they do nothing, you can't fault my team.So try and point the finger at the one who is at fault,your owners; otherwise just shut up! Jealousy is a very ugly thing!
So is inability to write in paragraphs.
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Unread 04-09-2010, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I am sick and tired of all the bottom feeding teams (and their whiny fans) whose owners refuse to spend the money needed to sign their current stars or identify and develop young players through the minor leagues. The only greed I see is those cheap owners pocketing their profits while charging top-tier ticket prices for the minor league teams they continually field.

It is much less expensive to sign, develop and keep these players than to search the discount bins for players on the decline. Currently, the Twins 40-man roster consists of 25 players who have never been part of any other major league organization other than Minnesota's.

Even when the Twins were at the bottom of the payroll lists (they now rank 10th) it struck me as sour grapes to complain about the big-boys' spending. Most of them seem to screw-up anyways and finishing ahead of them always brought a great deal of satisfaction.
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