Manfred did tell us two variables, one important:
Manfred, however, indicated that Boras’s revenue sharing numbers were grossly out of whack and that the five largest recipients of revenue sharing are “25-35 percent” lower than the figure Boras referenced. Manfred also said there were only 10 teams with $200 million or more in revenues.
Given that the range comes (reportedly) from Manfred, we can now peg that the five largest recipients of revenue sharing are receiving between $50 and $60 million each year, before selling one, single ticket. So when the Marlins pare their roster to HALF of what they have received in revenue sharing –BEFORE SELLING ONE TICKET– and crying poor at the same time, we have a problem.
You can pound your chest for all of eternity, but until something is done about the low-end teams, nothing should be done about the high-end teams. Want to keep taxing the rich? Fine. Do it. They’ll pay, or not, their choice.…