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Offline nats2playoffs

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Re: Nationals @ Phillies, Game 2
« Topic Start: April 28, 2009, 01:52:58 PM »
Do the Nats receive revenue sharing like the other "poor" teams (like the Marlins)?

I don't know, but NatsAddict can probably answer that.  He posted an elaborate explanation in Off Topic/Red Loft a few years ago about why the Marlins have the lowest payroll.  I don't think it has anything to do with TV/radio rights.  I recall that teams with the lowest attendance receive revenue sharing, at the expense of those with higher attendance.  MLB does not require the team to use that money to build a better team, in order to attract more attendance.  NatsAddict's conclusion was that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria (the former Expos owner) simply enriches himself by pocketing the revenue sharing, (if I recall what he wrote correctly.)  And that he can make more money with a low payroll/low attendance team, win or lose, than he could by trying to field a winner.

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