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Friday, October 3, 2008

Yankees don't want to play fair: Brewers owner

Apparently the Milwaukee Brewers owner feels that the Yankees don't want to play fair when it comes to revenue sharing.

From today's Daily News:

Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio, seeking a “fair fight,” said high-revenue clubs like the Yankees should share more with the other teams.

“It’s always amusing to me to hear the Yankees, they can’t get into the playoffs with $200 million, and they say, ‘well, we’ve done enough,”’ Attanasio, the chief investment officer at money management firm TCW Group Inc., said in an interview with Bloomberg Radio’s “On the Ball” program that will air Saturday. “The advantages that you’re given in the bigger market teams - if they really wanted to have a fair fight they would do more revenue sharing, but I guess the obvious battle lines are drawn on that.”
In other news, Attanasio supports the reincarnation of the Soviet Union.

Meanwhile, Hank Steinbrenner's thoughts on revenue sharing from Sept. 23:
“That’s a system I don’t particularly like. It’s a socialist system, and I don’t agree with it. Does it work? It depends on your point of view. But is it right? Is it even American? I’d argue no on both of those points.”
That's one of the only times I'll agree with Hank.


Quinn said...

i totally agree with the yankees outlook on revenue sharing. It is a communist system. If owners want their teams to be good then invest in your team and make them good. Thats what George did

Andrew Fletcher said...

Exactly. And teams like the Rays are showing that you don't need much money to win. With the right combination of developed players and free agents, you can build a winner. Revenue sharing is terrible, and even with this system, you see the Pirates and Royals, for example, never building a winning team.

Quinn said...

The owners who dont reinvest into their team are essentially stealing from the big market teams. Where is the money that they are getting going?

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