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There has been a huge outcry by the mid level free agents and their agents this year about collusion. Anyone with intelligence can see that there is no incentive for losing teams to sign mid level free agents. The David Segui, Jermaine Dye, Washburn, Hideki Matsui, Kris Benson type players (just examples) are taking huge paycuts. These type of players might be worth a couple of wins to a competitive team if they had a good year. A team like the O's have no incentive to sign midlevel free agents. The difference between 70 and 72 wins means nothing.

The difference between 90 and 92 wins could be the playoffs.

A soft salary cap would solve this problem, IMO. Base of salary cap would be 60 million, and the cap would be 120 million. Teams are taxed on an increasing basis for spending over the cap. Maybe 25% first year, 40% 2nd year, 60% 3rd year, and 100% 4th year and after. Cap amounts would increase ever year.

I know this has been discussed on other threads, but I'm too frustrated to think about the O's play. :cussing:

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