Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Baseball's Small Market Teams

Paul Daugherty wrote a very interesting article this week for Check it out here. P-Doc makes the point that markets like Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Washington, Kansas City, etc. are only in the league for opponents like the Yankees, Red Sox, Angels, Dodgers have teams to play. The fact of the matter is the big payroll teams win games (Chicago excluded.) The Reds will never be a solid contender with a payroll around $70 million. Only the $100 million teams win. Sure, there have been exceptions like Tampa Bay and Florida who made it to the World Series. But those are the exception rather than the rule. The big payroll, big market teams will continue to win because that is how baseball wants it.

1 comment:

redleg2420 said...

YES and even those exceptions like Tampa Bay...what happens to them the next year? They can compete for one year but they can't stay competitive...they can't keep their own players and compete for the free agents. It's a broken system and baseball needs to fix it or they will lose life long fans like myself. I find myself paying more attention to the NFL offseason than I do the MLB, that was NEVER the case when I was young. It gets tough to follow when the same 5 teams are competing for the big free agents.