If Major League Baseball had a salary cap like the NFL, all this foolishness with teams like the Braves tanking wouldn’t happen. A minimum and maximum salary cap to protect the fans on both ends is needed.
The Braves aren’t doing anything against the rules, the rules just need to change. The problem with Major League Baseball is that the player’s union is so strong, the rules will most likely never change. At least not in our lifetimes.
If there was a salary cap, there would be no need for teams to tank. You don’t see teams tank in the NFL, do you? Teams tank in the NBA, but that is because one player can turn your franchise around. That isn’t the case with baseball.
The NFL has a great salary cap that gives teams a chance to compete every year. The NFL salary cap is one of the main reasons why the NFL is so much more successful than Major League Baseball.
What the Braves are doing with liquidating their major league roster, it is worse than the 1994 and 2005 strikes. At least back then fans knew when the strikes were over, their team and their heroes would return. These Braves players that have walked the plank aren’t going to resurface on the other side of the lake.
Andrelton Simmons, Evan Gattis, Jason Heyward, Justin Upton, Craig Kimbrel and the liquidation is most likely not over. Don’t be surprised if you go on Ebay and see that the Braves have listed a couple infielders and a pitcher or two. Anything and everything is possible right now. Except anything resembling a good Braves team in 2016.