Originally Posted by SCCWS
Nell: What constitutes a big market team? If it is attendance, The White Sox are not. Even in 2005, they were not in the top 10. Chicago is a big market but having 2 teams splits the pie too small for the White Sox.
Big market teams may let a Buehrle walk but would sign another big name to replace him.
Sorry to butt in but the way things are going in baseball, big market has little to do with attendance. Its about TV contracts, we will see where the Sox fit, I think in 2016 when their current TV contract expires.