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    The MLB is turning into a business. The players do seem to care about the money, like Jose Bautista. He had a qualifying offer from the Blue Jays that he turned down because he thought he would get better things. He ended up going back to Toronto anyway for the same amount of money.

    Yoenis Cespedes is also an example of this. He signed a 3 year deal with an opt out after one year, just to resign. The Mets are spending $110 million over 4 years on Cespedes. The thing is, I don't think he's as good as some people who are making less than him, which is most of the MLB.

    Aroldis Chapman isn't worth spending $90 million on. Sure he throws 105 mph, but he's going to throw no more than 12 to 15 pitches a game for maybe 35 games. He is making $15 million a year for a team unlikely to make the postseason for a few years. Chapman wanted $100 million for 4 years. This would've given him over $112 thousand per batter faced according to the Mashable.Com article.

  • More for a player

    The MLB is turning into a business. The players do seem to care about the money, like Jose Bautista. He had a qualifying offer from the Blue Jays that he turned down because he thought he would get better things. He ended up going back to Toronto anyway for the same amount of money.

    Yoenis Cespedes is also an example of this. He signed a 3 year deal with an opt out after one year, just to resign. The Mets are spending $110 million over 4 years on Cespedes. The thing is, I don't think he's as good as some people who are making less than him, which is most of the MLB.

    Aroldis Chapman isn't worth spending $90 million on. Sure he throws 105 mph, but he's going to throw no more than 12 to 15 pitches a game for maybe 35 games. He is making $15 million a year for a team unlikely to make the postseason for a few years. Chapman wanted $100 million for 4 years. This would've given him over $112 thousand per batter faced according to the Mashable.Com article.

  • As in MLB, maybe it is.

    I don't like the thought of it (it makes me sad!) but it is time to realize how bad baseball has become compared to (i. E.) 25 years ago. Players are in it for the money now, not to win the games. Spectators used to think of it as more valuable and it's still emotional but there's not as much effort and excitement, not to mention where America's tax money goes to (stadiums) or the money pro players and coaches get! Nonetheless, I think MLB is the best sport. But it is more of an industry than it was in the 1980-90s. :(

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