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Money talks, but baseball won't listen

The high-payroll Yankees won again, but that's no reason for a baseball salary cap

Originally Published: November 17, 2009
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

Almost instinctively, as though he could anticipate the inevitable, undermining charge that his team had purchased rather than earned its 27th title on the field, Derek Jeter stood on the podium at Yankee Stadium moments after the New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 of the World Series and offered his version of a pre-emptive strike: "We deserve to be here," he said before holding the championship trophy in his hands.

Jeter's declaration did no good, of ...

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