This is something I've been wondering about as I've been learning more about football as an institution and corporation. Obviously, the NFL has a salary cap and baseball doesn't...is the salary cap for the whole team? So they can choose to spread individual salaries as they please? I think it's definitely something that baseball needs (I'm a huge baseball fan) - see: New York Yankees, esp. Alex Rodriguez's contract (yikes). What do you think of the salary cap? Does it work? Should it be in place?
With the onset of the offseason, there were a couple articles about players and money that caught my eye. One was talking about the Giants and how they might look really different next year, because all the players will use their rings to go out and shop for a lot of money from other teams. This struck me as unbelievably mercenary, so I have to ask; is that common? Or is that the journalism world putting words into mouths? The other ones I've noticed have all been about Asante Samuel and how salaries of CB's are going to rocket sky high because of him demanding a higher price. Obviously, in every professional sport, you have overpaid players, but what do you guys think of the skyrocketing salaries? Are they worth it, or is it the name that matters? I guess the answer will vary with everyone's opinion, but do you think prices go up needlessly for certain players and overblown reputations?