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Trimming the Fat in Baseball
Tom Verducci
December 04, 1995
Having learned how to save money under the old system, why do owners need a new one?
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December 04, 1995

Trimming The Fat In Baseball

Having learned how to save money under the old system, why do owners need a new one?

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"The market is taking a hit," says Axelrod, who sees the "further Hollywoodization of the salary structure." Marquee players get big money, and the supporting cast gets scale. Last season 12% of the players gobbled up 54% of the total payroll—that's $485 million for 100 stars and $413 million for 724 members of the chorus.

The Jehovah's Witnesses recently declared it no longer would announce dates on which the world would end. Owners, take heed.

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