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Levine to Brewers: Stop Whining


Pedro Cerrano

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Attanasio's complaint is even more interesting than the arrogance of Levine's reply. The acquiescence of the small market teams has stood in the way of any meaningful restructuring of the revenue scheme. If teams like the Brewers are now deciding that the annual bribe isn't sufficient, then we might eventually see some real change.

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Please...it's so easy to say "stop whining" when your team is the one that is benefitting the most. Granted he's playing by the rules, as he correctly points out...because there are no rules when it comes to spending in MLB.

I agree. Levine comes off as a real blowhard (surprise, surprise). Plus his point about the revenue sharing is complete BS. Yeah they've given "hundreds of millions of dollars" but it's been over the course of 7 years and has gone to every other team in the league, not just the Brewers.

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So let me get this right, the Yankees have paid $175M in luxury tax over the last 5 years. That is what, $35M per year. That is sent out to many of the teams in the league. I have said this before and I will say it again, baseball would be a better product if the Yankees kept their payroll in the $135M range. If the Yankees payroll was $135M the chances of better players signing elsewhere as free agents would increase. Levine made it sound like they gave the Brewers $175M over the last 5 years. I hate the Yankees!!! :angryfire:

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I agree. Levine comes off as a real blowhard (surprise, surprise). Plus his point about the revenue sharing is complete BS. Yeah they've given "hundreds of millions of dollars" but it's been over the course of 7 years and has gone to every other team in the league, not just the Brewers.

Yea. I was like George is rich but he isn't that rich.

175 million over 7 years to every team. That comes to like 800k per year per team.

I hope they actually make a big deal about this and we get some real change.

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Kiss my arse, Randy Levine.

What about the C.C. Sabathia "bidding?" You remember, when you outbid yourselves by $50MM? You remember that, right? What a joke.

Right, that $35MM would really have helped them last offseason.

Hoping tomorrow that the Brewers fire back with a shot like that about Sabathia. I mean, it's the obvious play but it needs to be said.

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I'd tell Levine to keep is $ and let's go with a salary cap.

Let's see the NYY swallow hard on a $125M salary cap and kiss those championships goodbye.

Let the NYY stuff their pockets and win a championship as often as the Knicks, Rangers and Giants combined over the last 50 years.

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