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Luxury Tax Newsbeat

Monday, January 21, 2019

Cubs have considered trading Ben Zobrist

The things folk do to duck the luxury tax….

QLE Posted: January 21, 2019 at 06:13 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: ben zobrist, cubs, luxury tax

Friday, January 11, 2019

How MLB’s Luxury Tax Has Put a Deep Freeze on Spending - WSJ

Players also should consider the unintended consequences of their decision to screw amateurs and foreign free agents. By limiting the amount of money teams can spend on those players (in the hope the money would then be spent on MLB players), they’ve increased the surplus value of those players. At the same time, by not pushing for higher luxury limits, by not pushing for higher minimum salaries, and by limiting the money spent on farm/international players, teams (especially high revenue teams) have invested more money into improving their player development systems and processes. This, in turn, has made young players more viable options to replace higher cost veterans, enhancing their value even further.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 11, 2019 at 11:14 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: cba, economics, luxury tax

 

 

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