Re: Another reason the Rays are so successful.
posted at 8/16/2013 1:57 PM EDT
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"The team is obligated to play at outdated Tropicana Field through 2027 and is averaging just over 13,000 fans a game this season.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!!!