Thursday, December 6, 2007

Show Me The Money

Interesting story at link about Marlins payroll and all that revenue sharing they get. An excerpt from Tom Covill PA SportsTicker Staff Writer:

After Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis - who were traded to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday - clear out their lockers for good at Dolphins Stadium, the Marlins will have no one under contract that made more than $575,000 in 2007.

It seems unlikely that Major League Baseball, which shelled out $323 million in revenue sharing alone in 2006 - with the vast majority of it going to the teams in the bottom of the market scale - has been withholding payments from the Marlins.

In all likelihood the money Florida has received over the past few seasons in revenue sharing and luxury tax exceeds its entire payroll.

1 comment:

rdfrench said...

Remember back in the 80s and 90s that there was a rich guy who mostly lived in S. Fla named Victor Posner? He was a vulture investor who pretty much stripped everything he bought bare, enriching himself and leaving misery and unemployment in his wake. People may not have liked David Paul, but they despised Victor Posner.

Jeffrey Loria is the Victor Posner of baseball.