Originally Posted by NJReds
There was an interesting discussion on Mike & Mike (ESPN) this morning about how much money the lower payroll teams actually have. With revenue sharing, some of these teams that spend between $30-$50M on payroll have upwards of $80M from revenue sharing before they even sell a ticket. Where's the money going?
If there was a salary floor of, say, $75M, it would give top free agents more options for signing. And it would keep teams like Cleveland from dealing away Cy Young winning pitchers, and the Twins from giving away Santana for marginal prospects.
Yeah, I heard that too. Makes you wonder if the problem isn't just payroll disparity but what's happening to the money coming in from revenue sharing. I think even the most fervant front office supporter would explode if they found out Castellini was using that money to pay off his loans he took out to buy the team.