The long debated topic of bringing the “Cap system” to the MLB, has been debated, criticized and praised, but should we bring the “cap system” to Major League Baseball? Basically the cap system would assign each MLB team an equal amount of money, that each team could use to pay players. The most notable sports organizations that use the cap system is the NBA and the NFL. And, it works very well for the NFL and NBA.
It also gives small market teams like the Royals for example, the same amount of money as bigger market teams like the Los Angeles Angels and the New York Yankees, to sign players. The negatives to the cap system would be that the whole MLB payrolls would have to be reorganized, because for example the New York Yankees would not be able to sustain there huge payroll under the cap system.
The combined total payrolls of all Major League Baseball teams is roughly $4 billion. If you were to divide that by 31 you would get about $129 million dollar per team. That would give teams like the Pirates and the Royals a huge boost. Considering the Royals payroll is about 60 million and the Pirates being 63 million. Bringing the cap system to the MLB would bring fairness and competition to the “elite teams”. If the fans demand it, Bud Selig and the Unions would be forced to adopt some sort of cap system.
Should Major League Baseball adopt the “cap system”?