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12-08-2012, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by chances14 View Post

that's why the pirates are one of the most profitable teams in the league, mostly as a result of taking those revenue sharing checks, yet they have now posted 20 consecutive losing seasons. looks like they really put that money to good use.

or how about the marlins trading away every player who was scheduled to make more than $1.6 million dollars in 2013. i guess the marlins believe that making your team better is to trade away all your players who happen to make the most money in return for scraps.
It's incredibly easy to make sure teams spend any revenue sharing on salaries. For example:

Between 2002 and 2010, the Marlins reportedly received close to $300 million in revenue sharing. With the threat of a formal grievance, the Players Association forced an agreement from the Marlins to use all revenue-sharing proceeds on player development and salaries for three seasons. The agreement was announced in January 2010 and now, three seasons later, has expired.
The only reason the Marlins exist is because of revenue sharing. It's been proven you can force teams to use any revenue sharing they receive on improving their club. Now imagine if they didn't receive revenue sharing but were part of a group that caused 3 lockouts and tried to force the entire league to develop an economic system that probably wouldn't save them anyway and as a result threatened the viability of the sport.

That's what the NHL has been doing under Gary Bettman.

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