The MLB players' union has always successfully blocked a hard salary cap in Baseball, as this would most likely reduce their salaries. The closest the owners came is the luxury tax (see related question).
There are advantages and disadvantages to both systems. Baseball's system has worked fairly well this decade, with 8 different teams winning the last 9 World Series', and the big market teams all being competitive, while many small market teams (like the 2008 AL Champion Tampa Bay Rays) also had some exciting seasons.
In contrast, the NBA's hard cap has led to two unfortunate situations:
* The biggest market team has been uncompetitive for nearly a decade, which economically drags down the entire league. The salary cap structure has made it much harder teams to recover from bad mistakes. * Trades are made primarily based on salary structure. Players have un-retired as part of the fiction of making the numbers balance, players are often released immediately after being acquired, and teams sometimes trade their most productive players away (as the Knicks did on November 21, 2008) simply to clear cap space. Baseball's system provides far more flexibility for the teams, while penalizing the teams that have the highest payrolls.
A salary cap on any job has the disadvantage of lack of motivation to perform better in a job. If I hit the pay cap of (for example) $1000 per game to hit 10 homeruns and Joe Shmoe is being paid the same $1000 to hit 2 home runs, I would have less motivation to continue to excel.
Because, while they do work hard, they have none of the skills that should be lauded in todays society, and primarily
THEY DO NOTHING BUT PLAY A GAME!!!! i don't think they should get alot of money cause half of them don't even know how too spell there name (collage football players) um sweetie that's not how you spell college!
Whey should pro athletes get paid less money? How about because not even our President get's paid as much as they do, and he runs the freaking country! Law enforcement officers don't get paid nearly as much as they do, and they risk there lives everyday to protect American citizens! The country is in a recession! People are going hungry and dieing because they can't afford anything! Yes pro athletes are very good at what they do and entertain the masses, but that dose not mean that they should be paid millions upon millions of dollars! Yes some pro athletes contribute to charities and other good things with there money but there are also plenty who don't! Ty Law actually got mad at being offered a contract that would pay him 7 million dollars and he demanded more money than that saying "I gotta eat!", please! I can get plenty to eat with less than 20 bucks! Mcdonalds dollar menu! Or a Burger King value meal! That's just selfish! Sorry for the rant but I digress, that is why pro athletes should be paid less money then they get paid currently.
cause some athletes work hard to get the amount of money that they do.
Athletes should make as much money as the market will allow.
austin holmes says their shouldnt
so the franchise doesn't go bankrupt.
Of all sports the New York Yankees have the highest cap salary
Th salary of a professional football player in 2007 was 10,000-50,000 dollars.
I think it was basketball.
According to FOX Sports, Warner's 2008 salary is $4,003,480 and his hit against the salary cap is $6,006,240.
The salary cap in professional softball keeps the range from $7000 to $17,000 per year.
depends on what sport they play. Football has a salary cap so football players on average make less unless they are a high profile athlete. Baseball and Football how ever have no salary cap so they can "buy" which ever plays they want thus making the average in those sports higher than football or hockey or basketball. speificy a sport and it will make this question alot easier In other words alot.
hard salary cap
Professional softball has a very modest salary cap. The annual salaries range from $7,500 to $15,000 per season.
A limit on how high a salary can be.
Professional hockey players do not have salary caps, however the team they play for do. example, a player can make as much money as the team is willing to pay him, but the total salaries of all the teams players must be below a certain amount.
According to nba.com, the NBA instituted a salary cap prior to the 1984-85 season. The salary cap that first year was $3.6 million. The salary cap for the 2007-08 season is $55.63 million.
The salary cap for the 2007 season is set at $109 million. Click on the related link for the salary cap status of all 32 teams.