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Re: Mets are buying the Chiefs
« Reply #50: October 10, 2017, 05:10:51 PM »
Baseball caved because there was an easy way for the league and Angelos to both make a ton of money without disrupting the cartel instead of having one cartel member get screwed (under its warped logic) while the other 29 benefitted. That's how cartels work - they divide the spoils that result from market power. 

If that were the case, the larger number of small market teams would have forced revenue sharing on the teams in LA and NYC long ago. I think risk avoidance is the primary motivating factor with the MLB. They have a setup that is almost guaranteed to make money so long as it never gets challenged. Everything hinges on a century old ruling that baseball isn't really a business - they aren't going to risk getting that distinguished into oblivion