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Major League Baseball Needs a Salary Cap A salary cap in pro sports is the amount of money every team in a league can spend on all of the players on its roster in one year Major League Baseball does not have a salary cap The reason for a salary cap is to keep teams competitive and not have just two or three outstanding teams that dominate everyone Another reason leagues like the National Football League and the National Basketball Association have a salary cap is it is fair and gives teams an equal chance to get players which can make a large impact on their team by using their skill and experience Salary caps also keep players from receiving contracts which give them an extremely large undeserved salary This is why I am for a salary cap in Major League Baseball A salary cap gives all the teams an equal chance to sign players It also keeps teams with a lot of money not able to acquire every all-star they want or any player who is a free agent Some Major League Baseball teams like the Anahiem Angels and the Atlanta Braves are owned by very wealthy people and companies The Anaheim Angels are owned by DisneyWorisnop 128 So with no surprise the Angels can produce a team which can be very competitive and have several all-star players Just recently they exercised this advantage by signing Mo Vaughn for ninety million dollars over seven yearsAntonen 2 There were at least four other teams that wanted to sign this all-star but the Angels easily had the money and outbid everyone who wanted to sign him If there was a salary cap in Major League Baseball then the Angels would have thought twice about giving that much money to one player With the its roster for one year So giving one player 128 million dollars for one year does not really make sense if the
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