KCollins1304 wrote:The teams with payrolls below $60M are causing many more problems for MLB than the ones spending $100M.
How do you figure that? The Marlins spending $20 million effectively ruins one team's season -- theirs. The Yankees and Red Sox spending $350 million combined ruins the season for four teams: the Blue Jays, Devil Rays, Orioles, and any team that might have won the Wild Card. Really, as long as the Yankees and Sox continue to run their teams somewhat competently, no other team in their division has a chance of winning. Ever. Now that is bad for baseball.
Granted, the Marlins are an exception, and they're stupid. So are the Twins. But every team below $60 million? If the Indians and Royals and A's spent $60 million they'd lose money hand over foot. I think teams going bankrupt would cause the real problems for MLB.
The main problem facing MLB, obviously, is unequal revenue streams. Absent any decent control over that, obscene spending by certain teams has priced others out of contention.