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Old 11-17-2018, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Mohoney View Post
It’s definitely comparable aesthetically and geographically, but being the second team in L.A. or New York is still a much better situation than being the second team in Chicago.

Here is a look at how MLB perceives it. Notice the group we are in:

That last group of “neither/nor” teams (Red Sox, Cubs, Mets, Phillies, Rangers, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Angels) ALL have better markets than us. The Red Sox and Cubs have since gone into luxury tax status, but look at the other six.

Now look at the group of teams receiving money—and be sure to add the Tigers, who go from luxury tax status to revenue sharing status. I would say that the Diamondbacks, Braves, Astros, and Rockies are getting a pretty sweet deal by getting that $30+ million check that the White Sox don’t get.
I would like to add one thought. Unlike you, me, the press or anyone else MLB actually knows what revenues these teams take in. Maybe they know something about how much money the team has at its disposal that we don't.

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