the beauty of football is that any team can build a championship caliber team in just a few years. this is due to equality in the amount of money teams can spend on players a.k.a the salary cap. baseball has doomed itself in my opinion. i love baseball. it is my favorite sport. but when the yankees are allowed to spend 180 million dollars on a first baseman, 170 million on one pitcher, and another 80 million on a second pitcher. they have spent a total of 400 million in one offseason. that is absurd for a few reasons. one no one deserves that type of money. there are too many things in this world that could use that sort of money. another reason, and the one i believe is destroying baseball, is only a handful of teams can even afford top baseball players. the yankees, red sox, dodgers, angels, cubs, mets and maybe the tigers are all willing to spend money in large amounts. that leaves 25+ teams to sign the “scraps” of the offseason. there is no coincidence in the fact that these major market teams make deep playoff runs every year. sure there is the occasional slip (i.e. 2008 tigers and yankees) and sure teams like the rays will slide into a championship and make some noise but baseball has sold its soul to the no salary cap era. baseball needs to change its policy soon or the sport could buy itself out.