I think we all love TT more than sliced bread but sometime you need a French roll and for me that’s when I go to the Biz of Baseball site.
There currently are some interesting words regarding revenue sharing in baseball. It looks like the teams that are paying out the money are starting to grumble that the teams getting paid are still uncompetitive. Makes me think wonder if salary floor might have a better chance of becoming a reality than a salary cap. There are even some interesting quotes from a Clark C. Griffith of the Twins… (not sure how they got that quote)
If I were a fan of the Royals or Pirates I’d agree with Red Sox and the Yankees, use that money on players and don’t use it to balance the books. But I’m sure the owners are going to use the money to balance the books until they are forced to use it to improve on the field. At least some teams are claiming to be using it on player development and signing prospects.
In other have vs. have not news it looks like MLB might be starting “dynamic pricing” which in my opinion sucks. Out here the Giants are using it and it basically means that ticket prices are determined on a number of different factors. The impact to me has been that if I want to take the family to a game with nice weather, on the weekend and versus a good team… I have to pay through the nose.
Sure some tickets end up costing less but I don’t have a lot of time to go to games on a Monday night and not a lot of desire to see only the Nationals, Pirates, and Astros. Games are expensive enough with out having to wonder if you are going to have to pay more because it’s going to be sunny with a slight breeze by the bay. The price range can be pretty steep; Bleacher seats on the most “desirable” games could run you $40. That’s for sitting on a metal bench with no backrest.
I’m assuming most people here know all about the Biz of Baseball site but for those who don’t I hope you enjoy it. That sounded like I’m somehow connected with the site… which I’m not, I’m just a fan of it.