Would a Salary Cap Improve Baseball?
Earlier this week, Dubner wondered what kinds of changes might make Major League Baseball more interesting to the modern T.V. viewer.
A number of you suggested instituting salary caps. This chart comparing team performance with total player salaries over the 2008 season, by data visualization guru Ben Fry, does seem to suggest a link between higher pay and sluggish performance.
But does it?
Check out Fry’s charts for the 2005, 2006, and 2007 seasons as well.