Small sample sizes work wonders.
The huge asymmetrical payroll advantages don’t always translate EVERY SINGLE YEAR into the top payroll teams making the playoffs, but the odds OVER TIME are undeniably in their favor.
Why should they be allowed to enjoy that clear advantage, which also involves the enormous luxury of taking chances with payroll, AND the ability to spend through mistakes?
Extending this logic, we might as well do away with the weight classifications in wrestling and boxing. After all, once in in a great while a welterweight, MIGHT actually KO a heavyweight
So you think baseball should be socialist and everyone should have roughly equal payrolls and revenue?
Cincinnati the previous year, along with the Giants. I can cite a few of these each season.