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Re: Competitive Balance Tax
« Reply #50: January 16, 2018, 05:40:30 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/nationals-journal/wp/2018/01/16/on-payroll-plans-and-the-rest-of-the-nationals-offseason/?

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Still, if the Nationals exceed the threshold by even $10 million at a 30 percent penalty, they would not seem to be crippling themselves financially. But analyzing their finances always requires a different lens than one might take for others. Nationals ownership is, to put it diplomatically, careful with its spending. Though no one can argue the organization is unwilling to spend (particularly in the wake of a season that ended with the fifth-highest payroll in baseball), those in charge do take notice of seemingly small sums. The exemplary story, told by many in the organization, is that ownership took weeks to approve just $3 million to sign Stephen Drew last winter. A competitive balance tax penalty of $3 million will not go unnoticed.