Pujols is worth every penny (all three trillion of them)

posted by
February 16, 2011
Show-Me Institute
by John Payne  
Posted in Commentary

"For most of baseball’s history, even the best professional players did not make salaries hundreds of times greater than the average American. In large part, this was attributable to the reserve clause attached to player contracts that forced them to bargain solely with the team that signed them — even after the contract expired. In 1975, an arbitrator allowed two players to become free agents, effectively striking down the reserve clause. From that point forward, general managers have been forced to compete against each other for free agents, driving player salaries skyward. In most cases, these multimillion-dollar salaries benefit everyone involved." (02/15/11)


Our Sponsors