Yankee pres say players are richer than owners

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  1. Salty

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    Yankee President Hank Steinbrenner says that the team does not owe any player anything. (in regards to renewing contacts)

    One comment by a reader says "Players have no loyalty so why should imbecile fans. the game has changed and all fans everywhere need to speak with their wallets and stay home."

    Players such as A-Rod brings in some 25 million a years - and who know how much in other endorsements.

    From the article: "Now 36, Jeter hit .270 with 10 homers, down from a .334 average and 18 homers the previous season. While his RBIs increased by one to 67, his on-base percentage fell from .406 to .340 and his slugging average dropped from .465 to .370. An off year or the start of a career-ending tailoff? No way to tell."

    He only hit 27% of the time (okay his on-base average was .385)

    My goodness if I only found 38%- let alone only 27% - of my taxi customers, I doubt I would still have a job.


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  2. ccrobinson

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    Perhaps not, but this statement is nothing more than posturing.


    Why should players have loyalty to a team? Nobody has ever explained to me why a player should be loyal to a particular team when the team doesn't exactly promise loyalty in return.



    Absolutely ridiculous comparison. You can't compare the 2 professions like that.
     
  3. Dan Todd

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    Yankee pres say players are richer than owners

    Whose fault is that - I wonder who writes the checks!!!

    Was real happy that the Yanks didn't go all the way this year!
     
  4. Salty

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    Curt Flood - when he went to court and challanged the reserve clause.
    Once players could change teams - they could write their own ticket. At first it wasnt too bad, but now it has gotten way out of hand
     
  5. Andy T.

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    Like cc said, this is a dumb comparison. Jeter was a league average player last year, but still good enough that he was better than the vast majority of men who try to play baseball professionally.
     
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    Now, WHO is largely responsible for the astronomical baseball players' salaries? GEORGE STEINBRENNER! While he didn't give A-Rod that massive contract, he DID buy it right up and add to it! Not to mention the MANY other players he bought in the past by simply offering more $$$ to free agents than anyone else could.

    I know Hank aint his dad, but if he doesn't offer the $$$ to certain players, someone else will! Many owners calculate how much that player will being in at the gate or in the souvenir store as compared with what he must pay him. Remember, those dudes didn't become rich by being stupid, and most, unlike Hank, didn't just inherit daddy's $$.
     

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