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    Don't Let Some Idiot NFL Fan Tell You Different....

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    Definition of parity: the state or condition of being equal, esp. regarding status or pay.

    Any illusion of parity in MLB is simply based on the nature of the sport where the best team in the history of the sport is only marginally better than the rest of the league whereas in the NFL the best team in any given season is dramatically better than the rest of the league.

    Example: the best season in baseball history is the equivelant of an 11 win season in the NFL.

    The NFL has a way more level playing field and everyone knows that.

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    bought into the BS hook line and sinker ducky....

    the numbers don't lie.
    Mac9, to the true warrior. the ultimate competitor and the most worth adversary any athlete has ever faced off against. He was an inspiration for both his on the field play, off the field contributions and his leadership. The world is now a worse place without him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Q View Post
    the numbers don't lie.
    Tell that to the Royals, Pirates, ect who consistantly get outspent by well more than double the amount and because of it are essentially an expensive farm system for the big spenders around the league.

    Simple fact is that the small market team in MLB have no shot at keeping their best players for more than a short period of time which makes their window significantly smaller than the big market teams. In the NFL there is no one window anymore. Any team with the right moves can get to the playoffs in any given season.

    ...although part of that admittedly also does have to do with how talent is brought into the league as well. The NFL gets instant infusion of talent while a MLB team has to wait 5 years to see returns on a draft and any ML draft is way less certain than an NFL one. One solution to that issue would be to get rid of the minor league system that is in place. Wait to draft players until they are ready to play at the big league level. The talent infusion would then be instant and there also wouldn't be nearly as many first round busts. The simple fact is that a team like the Jags in the NFL can have a new star player on its team come May if they make the right move in the draft while a team like the Royals have no chance of having a star player on its roster anytime in the next 3 years.

    * Also you are right the numbers dont lie. Baseball by its very nature has much more parity naturally than football does. That's a simple fact.
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    Where would these players play? Japan? Very few kids are ready to play in the majors before ages 23-25. That's well past the college years.
    Mac9, to the true warrior. the ultimate competitor and the most worth adversary any athlete has ever faced off against. He was an inspiration for both his on the field play, off the field contributions and his leadership. The world is now a worse place without him.

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    MLB would still have a minor league system. They just wouldn't be club affiliated where the players are tied to one team or another.

    I also don't think you can get rid of the minor league system entirely (mainly because of how injured teams can get and how you need a place to put a young guy so he can play everyday as no one really improves on the bench). But getting rid of everything with the exception of a AAA team would level out the playing field better and make it so the worst teams got the pick of the best new talent. Right now the ML draft is way too much of a crap shoot and the time it takes the talent to get to the major league team is too long.

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    the other option is the say **** the draft and let teams create academies here like they do in other countries.

    You could get the best athletes then. And MLB wouldnt' be losing almost the entire black population to other sports.
    Mac9, to the true warrior. the ultimate competitor and the most worth adversary any athlete has ever faced off against. He was an inspiration for both his on the field play, off the field contributions and his leadership. The world is now a worse place without him.

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    If you wanted to come up with a solution that both the owners and union would hate equally, getting rid of affiliated ball would be it.
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    Lol, even if its true, talk about cherry picked stats. Not to mention that either way, both are done by artificial suppressing of salaries. Not really sure what the point is. The NFL has parity to some degree, as you've had a last to first situation for like a decade straight, however, there is no question that with the way the importance of the QB has gone up so much, it has changed the playing field. Not sure last to first situations happen in MLB a ton. I'd have liked to have seen more of the correlation between spending and making the playoffs over the last decade or so too. I also find it funny that he mentioned the Yankees not making the postseason for one year and not making the WS ever year when they made the playoffs for over a decade straight in a large part due to spending . If he wants to say the playoffs are a crap shoot, so be it.
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