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Old 01-19-19, 02:45 PM
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MLB starts unhappy with...

the amount of interest in free agents of all ages and abilties.

Bryant and Longoria telling players to stand their ground for what they are worth.

Last couple of offseasons I think we are seeing a correction in spending by MLB teams in giving out less and less idiotic contracts.

Machado, Harper and others not gaining much interest.

Are the inflated values agents and players have for themselves finally outpaced what teams are looking to pay?

I am liking that it is getting tougher. I am not against top players getting theirs but way too many below avg old guys would get too much.

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Old 01-28-19, 11:54 AM
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Of course the players are unhappy. I think this in indication that teams can and do win without mega superstars.

Also, there are more teams who are now in a "rebuild" mode than ever before. So the number of teams who are even willing to pony up big bucs are few. There are only honestly a handful of teams who could pay Harper anyway.
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Old 01-28-19, 04:27 PM
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Could it be that major league owners are setting an unwritten salary cap or are they just sitting back and waiting to see what the market will bear for Harper and Machado before pursuing other free agents? Is this collusion or just smart business?
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