Originally Posted by MattyHo4Life
St. Louis isn't even close to a large market team. Baltimore is probably twice the size of St. Louis. Now they are a stretch.
Cardinals had the 11th highest payroll in baseball last season at $109M, ahead of the Dodgers. They have always had one of the most lucrative tv/radio deals in baseball, and have always been one of the richest franchises.
If you give the Cardinals a lottery draft pick, you might as well as give the Dodgers a draft pick.