Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 7/19/13
The endless debate about baseballs unfair financial system will go on as long as some teams spend more than 150 million and others less than 50 -- million. When the Yankees top four paid players -- Alex Rodriguez, CC Sabathia, Mark Texeira, Derek Jeter and Vernon Wells -- make more than 17 entire teams in major league baseball, something is askew. Except it might not matter as much as it used to. Analytics and smart spending might be winning in the long run against lavish overspending. Consider that the five highest paid Yankees (Alex Rodriguez, CC Sabathia, Derek Jeter, Vernon Wells and Mark Texeira) make 112 million, but three have 57 at-bats total, with Texeira taking 53. Jeter is back on the disabled list after playing one game, and Rodriguez has yet to play this season -- and may never play given his reported involvement in the games latest PED scandal. For a number of reasons, the Yankees are actually trying to reduce their payroll. Which leads to the Indians, whose 78 million...
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