Maybe if team owners had to rebate the cost savings they achieve by dumping salary for prospects (nobodies) and tanking the season, they'd think twice about it.
Aroldis Chapman: a somebody, traded for nobodies. Thursday, July 28, 2016
One final point that may have entered into this even for the Yankees: salary owed for the remainder of 2016 ...
... a net savings for the Yankee of about... $3.2 million. Subtract from that the peanuts that the Yankees will pay to the prospects and the Yankees are saving a pretty penny, probably more than three million dollars. Hey, you never know.
If a team is moving towards AAA quality, fans should pay AAA prices. Otherwise, stop this nonsensical never ending churning of rosters. How did these dumps from a year ago work for the dumper?
Traded for nobodies by teams that quit: Price, Cespedes, Cueto, Hamels, Kazmir. Saturday, August 1, 2015
Click and read the names of nobodies received. Only Detroit starter Michael Fulmer has performed well. The dumping teams didn't really give a damn about rebuilding. They were dumping salary and keeping the money they received from their fans who had been duped.