assignment 2 - Major League Baseball at a Glance Legendary...

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Major League Baseball at a Glance Legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi once said “winning isn't everything, but the will to win is everything.” Major League Baseball is full of different types of teams who have different outlooks on winning. There is no set way to win in Major League Baseball. Games can be won a variety of ways using different methods for success. The outlook the team has on winning originates from the owner, the manager, or general manager. All of these men have the power to preach to the team how they will attempt to win games. The five outlooks teams have on winning are categorized into five different categories: big market high spending, small market low spending, scrappy, and both underachieving and overachieving. The big market teams are the ones who spend the most money every year. Opposite the big market teams are the small market teams; they spend the least money every year. A scrappy team is one that wins in ways no one would expect. They are full of player willing to sacrifice anything to win. Underachieving teams are the ones who have the genetic makeup to be good, but do not play to their potential. A team that wins when not expected to is considered an overachieving team. BIG MARKET HIGH SPENDING The New York Yankees are the most prominent big market high spending team. Their combine team payroll is consistently the most expensive every year. Alex Rodriguez, the highest paid player in Major League Baseball, is on their roster. The
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generalization is that these high spending teams have no team chemistry and are full of stars that cannot coexist with each other. The Yankees started the 2007 season terribly.
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ENGL 015 taught by Professor Stjean,shawnr during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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