Another reason the Rays are so successful.

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    Another reason the Rays are so successful.

    This came from the article about using Instant Replay in Baseball:

    "The team is obligated to play at outdated Tropicana Field through 2027 and is averaging just over 13,000 fans a game this season. The low attendance figures have led to the Rays receiving millions of dollars in revenue sharing."

    So the Rays are getting more revenue sharing because people aren't coming to the park?  It seems like The Goofy Genius has a pretty good thing going here.  The Rays get draft picks AND revenue sharing money if they're not a winning team, and when they start winning they still get Revenue Sharing to buy Free Agents. 

    I don't wonder the other owners are getting sick of it. 

     
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    Re: Another reason the Rays are so successful.

    In response to S5's comment:

    This came from the article about using Instant Replay in Baseball:

    "The team is obligated to play at outdated Tropicana Field through 2027 and is averaging just over 13,000 fans a game this season. The low attendance figures have led to the Rays receiving millions of dollars in revenue sharing."

    So the Rays are getting more revenue sharing because people aren't coming to the park?  It seems like The Goofy Genius has a pretty good thing going here.  The Rays get draft picks AND revenue sharing money if they're not a winning team, and when they start winning they still get Revenue Sharing to buy Free Agents. 

    I don't wonder the other owners are getting sick of it. 

    Interesting !!!


     
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    Re: Another reason the Rays are so successful.

    In response to S5's comment:

    This came from the article about using Instant Replay in Baseball:

    "The team is obligated to play at outdated Tropicana Field through 2027 and is averaging just over 13,000 fans a game this season. The low attendance figures have led to the Rays receiving millions of dollars in revenue sharing."

    So the Rays are getting more revenue sharing because people aren't coming to the park?  It seems like The Goofy Genius has a pretty good thing going here.  The Rays get draft picks AND revenue sharing money if they're not a winning team, and when they start winning they still get Revenue Sharing to buy Free Agents. 

    I don't wonder the other owners are getting sick of it. 




    similar, maybe worse  problems with the pirates in the past

    for not using that money on players

     
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    Re: Another reason the Rays are so successful.

    The alternative would be a salary cap league.

    Both ways the object is to keep the big market teams from buying their way to World Series after World Series.

    You have to admit after seeing the Yankees buy their way into the playoffs for about 20 years, something had to be done to create some type of parity in the league....unless you ar a Yankees fan, that is...sorry Zac!

    "Here we are trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.- Kurt Vonnegut

     
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    Re: Another reason the Rays are so successful.

    In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:

    The alternative would be a salary cap league.

    Both ways the object is to keep the big market teams from buying their way to World Series after World Series.

    You have to admit after seeing the Yankees buy their way into the playoffs for about 20 years, something had to be done to create some type of parity in the league....unless you ar a Yankees fan, that is...sorry Zac!

    "Here we are trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.- Kurt Vonnegut



    Yep.  GG and the Rays front office are playing that system pretty well. 

     
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    Re: Another reason the Rays are so successful.

    In response to S5's comment:

    This came from the article about using Instant Replay in Baseball:

    "The team is obligated to play at outdated Tropicana Field through 2027 and is averaging just over 13,000 fans a game this season. The low attendance figures have led to the Rays receiving millions of dollars in revenue sharing."

    So the Rays are getting more revenue sharing because people aren't coming to the park?  It seems like The Goofy Genius has a pretty good thing going here.  The Rays get draft picks AND revenue sharing money if they're not a winning team, and when they start winning they still get Revenue Sharing to buy Free Agents. 

    I don't wonder the other owners are getting sick of it. 



    They are successful because Andrew Friedman and his staff are very good at what they do. They have one of the lowest team payrolls and are successful year after year because they identify, obtain, and retain great young pitching. If Epstein had done nearly as good a job we would also be in the playoffs every year.

     
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    Re: Another reason the Rays are so successful.

    Another reason to think they are super lame, and another reason to disike them. Socialism at work. If the city cant support the team, it should not be there. Dont send money from my team to subsidize losers and make them better so they can come up and beat us. Wrong. 

     
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    Re: Another reason the Rays are so successful.

    In response to S5's comment:

    This came from the article about using Instant Replay in Baseball:

    "The team is obligated to play at outdated Tropicana Field through 2027 and is averaging just over 13,000 fans a game this season. The low attendance figures have led to the Rays receiving millions of dollars in revenue sharing."

    So the Rays are getting more revenue sharing because people aren't coming to the park?  It seems like The Goofy Genius has a pretty good thing going here.  The Rays get draft picks AND revenue sharing money if they're not a winning team, and when they start winning they still get Revenue Sharing to buy Free Agents. 

    I don't wonder the other owners are getting sick of it. 



    I find this very disturbing and extremely unfair to many other MLB teams.  Why should the Rays be rewarded for poor attendance?  I really dislike the Rays and now I have another reason to dislike them.  MLB has to change their policy regarding revenue sharing. 

     
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    sounds like bitter sour grapes to me. Move the team to Montreal and start a rivalry with Boston similar to hockey. Selig and Loria sabotaged them last time. The red sox saw what happens last summer when owership is despised. They couldn`t give away tickets

     
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    Re: Another reason the Rays are so successful.

    In response to S5's comment:

    This came from the article about using Instant Replay in Baseball:

    "The team is obligated to play at outdated Tropicana Field through 2027 and is averaging just over 13,000 fans a game this season. The low attendance figures have led to the Rays receiving millions of dollars in revenue sharing."

    So the Rays are getting more revenue sharing because people aren't coming to the park?  It seems like The Goofy Genius has a pretty good thing going here.  The Rays get draft picks AND revenue sharing money if they're not a winning team, and when they start winning they still get Revenue Sharing to buy Free Agents. 

    I don't wonder the other owners are getting sick of it. 



    Been like that for years.  That is why we always see few small market teams competing for the post season while we will always see huge numbers from the top 10 to 15 largest revenue making-teams making into the playoff.  Last year was Yankees (#1), Detriot (#10), Oakland (3rd from last), Texas (#9), and Baltimore (#17) while NL had Wash (#13), Atlanta (#12), Cincy (19), Slouis (#7), and SF (#5).  Meaning almost over 75% of teams from the top half who generate more revenue made into the playoff while the bottom half made into the playoff last year.  It been like that for years.  

    When Tampa made to world series in 2008, alll three large market teams (Chi, LAA and Boston) all made to the playoff that year for the AL league. 

    Last bottom five revenue making team won it all was Florida which that was in 2003.  that is a long time to see a small market team to win it all.   Small Owners may not care about it cuz they are making money!!!

     

     
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    Re: Another reason the Rays are so successful.

    In response to TheExaminer's comment:

    Another reason to think they are super lame, and another reason to disike them. Socialism at work. If the city cant support the team, it should not be there. Dont send money from my team to subsidize losers and make them better so they can come up and beat us. Wrong. 



    +1

     
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    boo hoo hoo, poor us an out 150 million dollar payrole. Give me a break fellow sox fans. Stop crying

     
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    Re: Another reason the Rays are so successful.

    In response to S5's comment:

    This came from the article about using Instant Replay in Baseball:

    "The team is obligated to play at outdated Tropicana Field through 2027 and is averaging just over 13,000 fans a game this season. The low attendance figures have led to the Rays receiving millions of dollars in revenue sharing."

    So the Rays are getting more revenue sharing because people aren't coming to the park?  It seems like The Goofy Genius has a pretty good thing going here.  The Rays get draft picks AND revenue sharing money if they're not a winning team, and when they start winning they still get Revenue Sharing to buy Free Agents. 

    I don't wonder the other owners are getting sick of it. 



    The impressive thing about the Rays are they have been successful with their small payroll.  Regardless of whether or not they get some revenue sharing, they still have a small payroll.

    You can argue it's not fair that these teams get that money if you want.  I disagree, there's only so many markets that can generate Boston/NY type revenue.  I think it's good to do things like this and luxury tax to make it more competitive.

     

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