Thursday, July 31, 2003

When teams (i.e. the Reds) start trading players primarily to get money in return, there is a huge problem. The money is only a temporary fix and in the process they are digging themselves a bigger grave to attempt to get out of. So far they've traded Williamson and Boone primarily for money (a total of $4.25 million) and the Guillen trade also had money involved. MLB should change the money structure of the game, or force out owners who cannot afford to play.

I know the only long term solution is a complete restructuring of the money part of baseball, but the owners and commissioner refuse to see that themselves. That said, there aren't many owners out there who will pay $110 million in salaries when their club is only bringing in $65 million in revenues.

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