Talking with a friend of mine:
There should be another "list" for the Baseball Franchises. I was talking with a friend of mine about the Robertson money, which in a way is really hamstringing this franchise. Injuries are bad luck, but as teams get closer to the cap (and it is a cap, the penalties are getting so harsh that even the free spending teams are trying to get under now) completely dead money like Roberston really hurts.
There should be another, "not going to participate this year" category. Certainly it shouldnt be complete relief, but 50-80% relief to allow a team that has gotten a bad injury like we have to not stop them from filling that slot in their roster. We are essentially paying an extra high salary because we have one that is likely to not take the field or even think about it.
The Players Union of course would be thrilled with such an idea, more free money.
I think the teams would also want some type of recourse to solve the problem the Phils are in. We would like to spend more money, partially to fix the money spent on a guy we will get nothing from, but to do so goes over the cap and causes all kinds of rather rough penalties which frankly hurt the cause of a team trying to get better.