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Does baseball need a salary cap?

First and foremost, Merry Christmas to everyone out there. Thought I'd throw one more thought out there for those of you still slaving away on this Christmas Eve.

Does baseball need a salary cap?

First and foremost, Merry Christmas to everyone out there. Thought I'd throw one more thought out there for those of you still slaving away on this Christmas Eve.

Does baseball need a salary cap?

I ask this because Brewers owner Mark Attanasio pondered the idea in an interview with the Bloomberg News last night. The impetus for all this talk, of course, is the Yankees, who yesterday came from nowhere to sign free agent slugger Mark Texeira to an eight-year, $180 million deal, despite the fact that they had traded for first baseman Nick Swisher earlier in the offseason and had already locked up C.C. Sabathia and A.J. Burnett to long-term deals.

"At the rate the Yankees are going, I'm not sure anyone can compete with them," Attanasio told said via e-mail. "Frankly, the sport might need a salary cap."

It's an interesting thought, one that has always been a topic of conversation in baseball. I don't really have a personal opinion on it one way or the other, but I'd be interested to hear yours.

David Murphy Daily News Staff Writer
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