Originally Posted by Brutus
Yep. I've been saying this for a few years. The continued emergence of revenue from MLBAM will create an equal playing field as teams are equal partners in the investment. The national contracts will eventually be kept by Major League Baseball primarily, so that money will flow rather evenly as well.
The local revenues will continue to differ, but as MLB has a greater chunk of revenue distribution, baseball will be very healthy.
I'd still like some sort of salary threshold, but the need for it is diminishing by the year.
I remember thinking this was the path to true revenue sharing in 2000? or so when it was announced. Unfortunately, I think that was lost in the archives, but the discussion did resurect a bit later
In 2000 I was perplexed that people couldn't see this coming and it was roundly ignored then.