Nov 2, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT
I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise:
As part of that, Boras suggested that using the luxury tax threshold as something of a ceiling for payrolls represents an artificial (and, given the revenues in the game, unnecessary) constraint.
That’s an admittedly cheap little snippet from WEEI, summarizing a lengthy interview of Scott Boras regarding the Great Offseason Issues of the day. Read the whole thing for the Alpha Agent’s always interesting take.
He does have a good point, though: with team values and revenues going up the way they have, if anything, payroll increases have actually lagged some from what one might expect.
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