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Jerry_Manuel
09-06-2002, 07:36 PM
$$$ (http://msn.espn.go.com/mlb/news/2002/0906/1428242.html)

According to revenue-sharing estimates obtained from baseball sources, the two teams that will get the biggest bump in their baseball welfare checks under the new labor agreement are actually the Brewers and Pirates.

Those two teams won't be getting the biggest checks, based on projected revenues. But they will go from approximately $2.3 million in aid under the current system to about $8.2 million under the new deal -- a jump of almost $6 million (and 389 percent).
The teams receiving the most dollars in revenue-sharing payouts would be the Expos (up more than $2 million to $31.3 million) and Twins (up about $4 million to $22.6 million). But those two clubs were already receiving the most under the old system.

Four other teams which still will be paying out in revenue sharing, will be paying less under this system. Those teams are the Giants, Diamondbacks, Astros and White Sox. It's a clear indication of how middle-market teams are helped significantly by this deal.

Jerry_Manuel
09-06-2002, 07:42 PM
Found this in an article by Jasyon Stark:

We're already hearing major rumblings that a number of small- and middle-market teams are complaining privately they're not getting enough help from this labor deal -- and that they don't intend to increase payroll next year.

Grumblers most often mentioned: the Marlins, Royals and White Sox.

PaleHoseGeorge
09-06-2002, 07:56 PM
In a perfect world, the fans would see through this excuse and hold the owners of these teams accountable for fielding improved teams.

The reality is, when the current CBA ends, the owners will squeal like stuck pigs that the players didn't give them enough and most of the sportswriters (and their readers) will agree.

The only thing I'm surprised about any of this is how quickly the owners are already backsliding on their promises. The new deal wasn't even a week old and we started seeing stories like this.

Unbelievable.

Daver
09-06-2002, 08:01 PM
Originally posted by PaleHoseGeorge
In a perfect world, the fans would see through this excuse and hold the owners of these teams accountable for fielding improved teams.

The reality is, when the current CBA ends, the owners will squeal like stuck pigs that the players didn't give them enough and most of the sportswriters (and their readers) will agree.

The only thing I'm surprised about any of this is how quickly the owners are already backsliding on their promises. The new deal wasn't even a week old and we started seeing stories like this.

Unbelievable.

And the viscious cycle continues.

But this time when it comes to a new CBA the players will be in a position to demand back the concessions they made,because it will have done nothing to improve competetive balance,and never will,that is the nature of the beast,a salary cap benefits the owners bottom line and nothing else.

MarqSox
09-07-2002, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by daver
And the viscious cycle continues.

But this time when it comes to a new CBA the players will be in a position to demand back the concessions they made,because it will have done nothing to improve competetive balance,and never will,that is the nature of the beast,a salary cap benefits the owners bottom line and nothing else.

It's half the equation to competitive balance ... A reasonable salary cap + fair revenue sharing = NFL-style parity. Sure, the salaray cap is largely ineffective without more revenue sharing, but its still a step in the right direction.

Foulke You
09-07-2002, 05:23 PM
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"The important thing is that the Brewers are getting more money."

PaleHoseGeorge
09-07-2002, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by MarqSox
It's half the equation to competitive balance ... A reasonable salary cap + fair revenue sharing = NFL-style parity. Sure, the salaray cap is largely ineffective without more revenue sharing, but its still a step in the right direction.

You forgot the two most-important ingredients to NFL parity:

1.) Fourth-place schedules so weak teams gain the illusion of parity with strong teams. And,

2.) A pathetic sixteen game schedule when one fumble and a blocked kick can easily make the difference between making the playoffs or going home. The Sox play more games in three weeks.

If you think the NFL has parity, you've never rooted for Bidwell's Chicago/St. Louis/Arizona Cardinals.

Daver
09-07-2002, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by PaleHoseGeorge
You forgot the two most-important ingredients to NFL parity:

1.) Fourth-place schedules so weak teams gain the illusion of parity with strong teams. And,

2.) A pathetic sixteen game schedule when one fumble and a blocked kick can easily make the difference between making the playoffs or going home. The Sox play more games in three weeks.

If you think the NFL has parity, you've never rooted for Bidwell's Chicago/St. Louis/Arizona Cardinals.

Not to mention the fact that the NFL has 100% revenue sharing......