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Postby The Cow » Wed Dec 03, 2003 4:01 pm

Sadly I am a Tribe fan and I can say "THEY BITE!!!" However they do not sellout the Jake anymore, they averaged like 20,000 per game, down from the 42 thou of seasons past. I understand why they rebuild and the Mets and Orioles could learn a thing or two from the Tribe. Though the Mets and Orioles have more revenue I suppose. As for Tribe fans, I for one will not pay MLB prices for a AAA team. But if the Tribe were to sign everyone to 20 mil deals, they would go bankrupt. I believe Thome and Mannys salaries alone are more than the Tribes entire payroll this year. To compete teams like the Tribe need to have a core of young cheap players and then supplement that team with a couple FAs. Then when the team's young guys get too expensive you have to let some go and more than likely rebuild again. Fans here in Cleveland and most cities will pay for a winner, but not a loser, so if your team is dependent on gate revenue you must win or trim payroll if you want to make some money or even break even.

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