Originally Posted by urluckyday
But let's remember that he ruined baseball. He created a league where it became near impossible to win without money to buy players.
Haha butt hurt Twins fan much? Everybody imagines Steinbrenner as the cutthroat bastard that does anything to win, but the fact of the matter is that baseball cannot be anything but better because of him; regardless of your personal feelings toward his approach to the game. As far as buying championships, honestly that is just silly. The most relevant example would be the 2003 Florida Marlins that defeated the Yankees to win their title when the Yankees' 3 starting outfielders made more money than the entirety of the Florida Marlins team. Money is only one part of the picture and while paying to field a great team certainly helps, in the end it wont be the determining factor.