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FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal says that no salary cap is coming to baseball, why Griffey chose Seattle plus more baseball notes.
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-- I'm -- Sparage kind of talk Major League Baseball and foxsports.com. Senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal and -- a few days ago it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Ken Griffey junior was headed to Atlanta so how exactly wide open Seattle. Well that's the really difficult decision for -- Griffey junior probably more difficult in more complex then most of us on the outside -- match. Griffey obviously was taught by the all ties to Seattle. It's where he began his career had his best years he still has very close with the team president chuck Armstrong as well as the CEO Howard Lincoln. The other thing about the Mariners is that in the American he's still have the -- of the designated hitters role on dates the camp played the outfield. That said he was really at one point leaning toward Atlanta. And the reason for that is simply geography and perhaps the competitiveness of the team as well. The Braves -- or land which is where Griffey lives for the Stanley. Obviously Atlanta is closer to Orlando and Seattle. And there were a lot of those things going through Griffey's line as he approached this decision. But in the end he just decided that forest legacy. He wanted to finish his career where it started you'll go to the Hall of Fame as a mariner and for whatever it in. In the end that -- was greeted anything Atlanta off. -- baseball officials want to meet with Alex Rodriguez but the league says it has no intention of disciplining A-Rod. So what do you think failed to get out of the meetings. They want information. They want information about how he obtained the steroids that he tested positive for his cousin where he obtained them. If other people were involved went through known cause or whatever the case might be they just want to know more. I would not be surprised if in the coming days ahead we -- also from the federal investigators were conducting a number of simultaneous investigations of steroid distribution rings. They too might want to talk to Alex Rodriguez simply for the same reason simply to find out what he knew. Not so much again to penalize him. Because in baseball case Alex Rodriguez tested positive at a time when there were no penalties. An illegal then this goes back to 2003. And by now the statute of limitations had expired. But with steroids with the government -- now and what baseball wants to know he's just what happened who else was involved. What more can be done. Follow the Yankees spent more than 423. Million dollars in the offseason on free agents. And a response to that Red Sox owner John Henry is once again calling for baseball to institute a salary cap. You think we'll see a cap in the near future. No we're not going his salary cap and John Henry is engaging losers -- Still upset that the Yankees outbid the Red Sox from market share. But how an owner who did 160 million dollars this year can come out in favor of -- salary cap. Is somewhat beyond the sport is doing just fine without a cap. There's plenty of competitive balance as we've seen all these different champions in any decade of the 2000. And you also seen through revenue sharing and the luxury tax proceeds. Teams like to read between the eighties lower revenue clubs be extremely competitive. The salary cap is that tired old war horse to the owners bring out every time the Yankees start spending money. In reality the Yankees are good for the game they give everyone arrival shoot for as long as they don't win every year. It certainly is something that has not happening of late. People should -- I can't as always we appreciate your time and fraud -- baseball needs make -- keep block got a foxsports.com. I'm ready Sparage. Thanks to look at again.