The little engine that could Boston Red Sox are not happy about the Yankees’ spending spree this Winter, and their owner, John Henry, has gone as far as recommending a salary cap.
Henry said Wednesday he thinks all owners would support an “enlightened” salary cap to improve competitive balance and that players might agree. He did not give details.
This isn’t the first time Henry’s called for such measures.
Exactly five years earlier, Henry called for a salary cap when the Yankees obtained Alex Rodriguez in a trade with Texas after the Red Sox failed to complete a trade for him.
At that time, he advocated a cap to deal with a team that he said has far more resources than any other team.
Guess the timing was just a coincidence. I wonder what his suggestion for a cap number would be now. I’d guess it would be somewhere hovering above Boston’s $135-145 million projected payroll for 2009.