best site to buy betapace nexium online in canada flovent supplier in uk generic cabgolin switzerland zyloprim for daily use canada quibron-t rx zestril with prescription sinemet reviews for men billig methotrexate online kaufen duetact rxlist antivert prescription only can we trust kytril online buy alesse uk pharmacy shallaki supplier in uk trimox now rosuvastatin calcium brands india can you get messed up on abilify buy zyban online europe buy apcalis sx without a prescription from canadian pharmacy combivent no prescription fedex ups what does cephalexin look like capsule online bactroban purchase shallaki buy canada cheap abilify 15mg canadian generic for flagyl medication discount fertomid roxithromycin tablets for sale cardizem discounts hydrochlorothiazide generic 2013 drugs man and jar official video tadapox sale ed drugs dapoxetine what is haldol used to treat cialis professional shipping overseas imitrex brand order all types retin-a 0,025 pills buy mobicam baby monitor can order fincar online doxycycline recent price increase donde comprar panax ginseng para que se usa el lamisil compra cialis online senza ricetta medica buy sarafem without rx buy levitra in ireland plavix use in cats motilium medication review canadian pharmacy online northwest best online pharmacy for valium compazine dose for nausea antabuse recommended dosage how to purchase forzest online how to buy nitrofurantoin in london where purchase nymphomax cheap pamelor free delivery what does lithium pharmacy mexico brand cialis citrato de sildenafila e' bom mesmo flomax mail order india where can i buy cymbalta dipyridamole mg no prescription best way split viagra pills buy ephedraxin paypal accepted buy alli online singapore spc canadian online pharmacy overnight shipping zofran uses medication order neurontin from canada without prescription styplon medicine children claritin ingredients wiki do you need rx albenza alli slimming pill side effects atorvastatin rosuvastatin dose purchase cialis on line in the uk crestor fast usa viagra 100mg instructions bupropion smoking cessation effectiveness crestor rosuvastatina can you get high off baclofen 20 mg can u take viagra and cialis together avandamet pas cher clomid prescription coupon less side effects levitra or viagra how to take metformin tablets buy keflex canada brand allegra for sale zetia and eating grapefruit where to nitrofurantoin trazodone drug in usa pharmacy current price revatio where do i buy dutas lamisil low dose birth control brand levitra super active buy where do i motilium in india buy stromectol overseas doxycycline overnight pharmacy elocon ointment 0.1 pregnancy what is the best drugstore waterproof mascara for volume and length ampicillin over counter uk order robaxin for dogs buy otc drugs online india buy cleocin hcl recommended dose of doxycycline for acne buy voltaren emulgel australia acai shop net acetazolamide diamox over the counter lamisil pills online in the uk wellbutrin sr woldwide shipping best drugstore foundation for oily skin good coverage tadalis sx ajanta canadian pharmacy lopid buy viagra sublingual new zealand online what is the best over the counter medicine to get high on buy amantadine overseas phone in order for abilify abilify and low blood sugar diflucan online consultation orlistat amitriptyline where to buy best generic tofranil review naprosyn dosage for dogs prednisone tablets 10 mg for dogs generic for avapro 150 mg cheapest isoniazid in the uk leeds craigslist co uk will reglan make you gain weight side effects prograf medicine donde comprar trimox where can i purchase requip lisinopril prices cvs can you split augmentin tablets best site to buy alphagan comprar vasodilan original en madrid american trileptal increasing fertility in men naturally discount code for betnovate best price for doxycycline injection voveran dose is viagra generic in the us buy paxil online pharmacists buy ephedra diet pills matrix movie quotes red pill blue pill betnovate-n cream 30 gr megalis 20 over counter meclizine same prescription meclizine what is minomycin used for hctz without rx diflucan 100 mg per 10 giorni buy viagra professional online from uk resources for proventil gyne-lotrimin buy canada buying malegra fxt from canada no prescription use minipress coupon online content strategy conference cheap suhagra no prescription hoodia pills walmart atacand generico prec,o zetia overnight risperidone availability in usa costco pharmacy kamagra gold price very cheap caverta diclofenac breastfeeding mothers amoxil generic amoxicillin buy canada no prescription for benzac over the counter medicine that acts as phenergan rogaine 5 canadian pharmacy what is amitriptyline for back pain buy cheap ortho tri-cyclen online zithromax from pharmacy lamisil drugstore com better than zaditor generic protonix uk paypal diclofenac without prescription doryx reviews methotrexate medication side effects of luvox generic atarax for sale on line buy pilex with no rx cleocin gel looking for what is flagyl er pills used for lithium carbonate without rx how to use rechargeable lithium-ion battery phenergan buy online canada low price fml forte uk orlistat generic xenical india eulexin price diclofenac potassium rxlist order coversyl online no presctiption how come newhealthyman address doesnt work low price paroxetine uk cheap generic stromectol prednisone buy online buy drugs canada no prescriptions cost of unisom without insurance my remeron coupons clinica ivalia las palmas vigrande forum digoxin without script does accutane get rid acne scars ralista mg tablet nitrofurantoin shoppers drug mart cipla field call lowest price elimite hoodia pills sweat hydrochlorothiazide medication overdose brand deltasone for sale aygestin supplier in uk buy optimmune no prescription viagra generika schweiz bestellen cytoxan online in us online forum quality astelin american journal of gastroenterology accutane cipro dose for gonorrhea avandamet mg buy ayurslim lawsuit canada what is arthritis what are owl pellets zentel tablets for deworming female viagra cost in canada does seroquel xr have a generic propecia side effects treatment vente cialis montreal methotrexate online cheap buy betamethasone dipropionate best place buy celadrin pct paxil lawsuit bc phrmacia,mx.com xlpharmacy vip ampicillin uk boots vermox brands india buy atarax 20 online pharmacy uk eurax what are the side effects of citalopram hbr get keppra las vegas tetracycline 10 mg cost buy cipro online no rx why not allopurinol in acute gout abilify medication online purchase lipitor in usa is cephalexin available over the counter silagra express canada malegra dxt overnight delivery canadian alliance for development initiatives and projects (cadip) amaryl drugs diabetes purinethol medication side effects buy coreg from india celexa in croatia estrace discount no prescription amitriptyline without script roxithromycin 10 mg cost buy parlodel online uk cheapest entocort tablets uk online glucotrol overnight delivery pramipexole is plavix available over the counter toradol breastfeeding american academy pediatrics prograf without a prescription how to by levitra online glucophage dosage for infertility best online pharmacy generic ponstel post cycle therapy viagra super active provera 20 mg for 10 days how to get coreg in australia jelly sale prescription cialis 5mg best place to buy prometrium non prescription pulmicort pharmacy generic plavix in usa xenical vendita in italia prednisolone barato atorvastatin 40 mg tab lisinopril not generic cialis super active sale generic 20mg water pills help acne etodolac without a prescription generic singulair available us buy moduretic online pharmacy generic diovan safe lesofat dosage nizoral precio mexico cleocin generic release date isoptin retard 120 mg too much synthroid and weight loss buy vytorin 100mg online medicine cephalexin treatment order fertomid medication by mail craigslist london uk cars zyban on line no script purchase generic metformin comprar doxycycline original digoxin lanoxin drug classification side effects of flonase generic yasmin tablets for purchase buy liv overseas purchasing brahmi online uk best concetraption permethrin cats side effects amoxil side effects uk where can i find dulcolax salbutamol guaifenesin mechanism of action duracell lithium coupons buy vermox overseas online sale of micronase clonidine prices cvs arthritis treatment breakthrough what happens if i missed a dose of tamoxifen levothyroxine sodium 50 mcg side effects levitra coupons levitra get free how to get sinequan in australia lidocaine cream strengths what is s and m what is metronidazole 200mg used to treat generic tadalafil versus cialis are there any over the counter alternatives to viagra before buy sinequan online without a prescription propranolol side effects long term prednisone six day pack side effects ringworm medication for children cialis no brasil walmart mail order pharmacy fax nombres de pastillas para tener ereccion can diltiazem get you high brand dilantin buy cheap diamox no prescription nome generico do voltaren seroquel cheap prices buy cheap coversyl discount canadian pharmacy zyloprim augmentin dose for uti can you get carafate over the counter imiquimod side effects pain what is yagara drugs tamoxifen purchase cheap nolvadex buy viagra online thailand female cialis without prescription canada imiquimod cream 5 cost phenergan oral discontinued benemid pills sweat brand viagra tablets uses rosuvastatin drug class yagara reviews advair diskus on line in the india olanzapine generic release date compazine prescription coupon betoptic in the uk bayer material science annual report 2010 order non generic lisinopril quickest terramycin antibiotic eye astelin tablets on line to buy buy ventolin inhaler australia lotensin common side effects snovitra super power 10 mg cost tegretol no rx buy elavil online thru paypals order xenical pills buy erexin-v new zealand online accutane over the counter discount buy speman pills diamox rx types of arthritis list generic for nexium 40 mg como comprar paroxetine reviews on allegra sildenafil 100mg dapoxetine 60mg 60;s order female viagra online without rx claritin 10mg dosage instructions quetiapine seroquel medication beat way to order trazodone qual o prec,o do viagra generico actos generic picture clavamox antibiotic how much is glycomet tablets vpxl generic release date purchase accutane 15mg online proventil prescriptions tegretol new zealand what does haldol feel like buying doxycycline using paypal topical clindamycin pregnancy category glucotrol xl uk boots is prevacid solutab over the counter hydrochlorothiazide phone orders best sites purchase viagra biaxin prices walgreens online viagara nitrofurantoin uti side effects can buy claritin over counter how to purchase levaquin online cialis 5 mg precio en farmacia der kleine nils und viagra how to get finast drug generic gyne-lotrimin for sale on line himplasia cheap van you order rhinocort canadian pharmacy buy amitriptyline 10mg approved come comprare cialis su internet etodolac doctors online discount etodolac mg acivir pills medication order canada pharmacy prescription drugs coreg wanted online review online medicine store usa micronase generic for serevent uk next day delivery rhinocort over counter uk sinemet order on web can you buy ventolin online buy liv with no rx food asthma triggers mail-order elocon compare prices cafergot femara medicine infertility danazol lawsuit promethazine how to buy penegra tablets uses vpxl overnight pharmacy generic sinemet paypal cicloferon cream reviews sarafem drug schedule buy apcalis sx uk did generic levaquin become available unisom shoppers drug mart sertraline side effects high blood pressure sexually healthy man peyronie buy amoxicillin uk online fast delivery no prescription risperdal saroten 50 mg dosierung buy revatio online at canada pharmacy aleve no prrescription cefixime medicine online confido online order buy lamictal 100 mg uk can i still get colchicine buying synthroid generic reviews forum discount viagra free samples ventolin costco birth control pills accutane generic mobic 7.5 ampicillin sulbactam online carafate purchase generic seroquel xr Purchase adalat 40 mg speman generic cialis 20 mg side effects pastillas alli precio en farmacias where to buy clomid without an rx levothroid with american express oxycontin pill identifier canadian no-prescription drugs erectile dysfunction samples sinequan roche precio argentina cialis verified by visa uk clomid medication pcos buy arimidex canada pharmacy vantin online in us zentel 400 india finast cost without insurance starlix uses medication cheap pharmacy australia online tadacip india cialis jelly cost comparison order dilantin levels order brand cialis online no prescription purchase nymphomax should take allopurinol during gout attack metformin pharmacy order can you get aristocort over the counter beat way to order maxalt how to use dulcolax bisacodyl como comprar livros no ipad can you get messed up on mobic can you buy topamax pharmaceutical companies indianapolis indiana xenical 120 mg reviews cheap generic benicar prednisone 20 mg para que sirve pulmicort flexhaler coupons order birth control pills online uk where can you buy liv dolls buy confidom women condom combivent como usar eurax on line no script generic diltiazem no prescription azithromycin tablets 250mg side effects keflex brand positioning clozaril india sale sildenafilo normon 100 mg precio what is diakof used for rheumatoid arthritis prognosis tramadol and alcohol information clozaril prescription patient propranolol refill pack prescription drugs from mexico to us can you get a prescription for viagra at a walk in clinic furosemide prescription assistance rumalaya liniment usa sale generic from prevacid indian generics online mobic is there a generic medication for lipitor how to use ventolin diskus online pharmacy uk zyvox prescription drug erection packs 1 avodart medication prostate azithromycin tablets 250mg ggd 6 levitra professional without prescriptions augmentin in pregnancy for uti buy pyridium next day what is bactrim ds 800-160 lamictal order online no prescription cheap clomid tablets buy cheap micronase pills buy pain pills without script canada drugs discount code cefixime tablets for purchase ventolin delivery uk finasteride hair loss results montelukast asthma uk buy prozac no prescription uk buy casodex boots pharmacy retin a for acne dosage cozaar phone orders lotrisone online sales abilify costs walmart buy erythromycin online no prescription usa lioresal 5 mg tablet where to buy thyroxine for dogs actos comunicativos ejemplos where can i buy acai berry pills in the philippines canada femara tablets online sinemet for daily use canada buy arimidex cheaply prescription order lincocin online birth control pills caverta fosamax generico italiano raloxifene hydrochloride best site to buy zantac suppliers of reminyl in us buy cheap norvasc what is valtrex used for yahoo depo provera reviews 2011 nifedipine (adalat procardia) famvir generic cost seroflo inhaler during pregnancy hytrin pills can i make atarax alesse pill uk acne medication doryx side effects cardura coupon code generic ciprofloxacin hydrochloride anxiety symptoms lump in throat can i buy viagra over the counter uk cheap genuine prednisone online what allergies does allegra treat hives list of ayurvedic pharmacies in india discount canadian pharmacy elocon suprax side effects rash lotrisone drug in canada pharmacy zoloft no rx eldepryl over counter uk prazosin discontinued purchase forzest pills bupron sr buy uk retino-a cream 0,05 results forum online albenza india flovent order canada genuine alligator skin wallet plavix loading dose use trazodone (desyrel) 50 mg tablet is silagra a prescription drug generic viagra usa canada buy generic atrovent online buy bystolic bulk buy amantadine 80 mg online generic plendil uk paypal buy accutane online canada free shipping albendazole for purchase colchicine shortage fda aleve medication online otc oral antifungal medicines us buy cheap acivir pills canadian buy dostinex online safely dizziness medication meclizine buy lexapro without prescription where to get doxycycline pct propecia online pay paypal acheter pilule alli en suisse decadron injection for back pain how quickly viagra work long does israel aircraft industries ltd. arava 201 cadista methylprednisolone tablets 4 mg domperidone dosage for dogs avapro dose sizes safe place order hytrin no prescription chloromycetin medrol no prescription needed levitra super active western australia bismuth citrate can ranitidine be bought over the counter how to get chloramphenicol in australia can celebrex cause you to gain weight naltrexone price comparison what drug is like lexapro tesco pharmacy flitwick phone number diovan for sale pyridium 100mg tab
Home Jordan Kobritz MLB Contraction Won't Happen

Like Shoot to Thrill - An AC/DC Tribute on Facebook!

An authentic tribute of AC/DC that covers the best of the Bon Scott era and the best of Brian Johnson's material

Who's Online?

We have 1081 guests online

Atom RSS

MLB Contraction Won't Happen PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 3
PoorBest 
Jordan Kobritz Article Archive
Written by Jordan Kobritz   
Sunday, 15 March 2009 11:45

Biz of Baseball OriginalIn this winter of discontent in Major League Baseball – by the players for the soft free agent market and by the owners for the financial meltdown in the economy – the “C” word has once again reared its ugly head. Make that two “C” words.

For the players and the union, the “C” word that gets their blood boiling is collusion.

The union has been vigilant in monitoring the free agent market ever since the owners paid $280 million to settle collusion claims stemming from the 1985-87 seasons.

But this year, the union’s concern seems to be much ado about nothing. Precious few clubs have sufficient revenue streams to ignore the economic realities around them. Although the Yankees guaranteed almost half-a-billion dollars to three free agents, the other 29 clubs were understandably exercising caution.

But it’s the other “C” word – contraction - that has created the biggest stir, if for no other reason than it was raised by respected columnist Bill Madden of the New York Daily News. Madden has sources throughout baseball and although no one is quoted in his column on contraction, the mere fact he mentioned the word suggests that some baseball executive(s) wanted the concept out in the open. Madden identifies the Oakland A’s and Florida Marlins as prime candidates for contraction, due to their current stadium issues and mounting losses.

It’s true that neither the A’s nor the Marlins play in a suitable baseball facility. And both clubs have experienced recent setbacks in their ongoing attempts to secure new facilities. The A‘s explored building their own ballpark in Freemont, but that idea was abandoned, a victim of poor location and the faltering economy. In south Florida, the umpteenth attempt to approve a stadium funding package is on life support due to political instability (this is, after all, south Florida), the spiraling cost of taxpayer support, and - no surprise - the uncertain economy.

But neither team is suffering “mounting losses.” According to Forbes, the A’s made $15 million and the Marlins $36 million – the second highest profit in MLB – in 2007, the last year for which figures were computed. Neither team is required to provide public financial statements, meaning the Forbes figures are estimates, not fact. But enough time, effort and expertise is invested in compiling the Forbes figures to give them credibility.

Madden also notes that MLB has “...run out of places to move struggling franchises…” Not only is Madden wrong on the struggling, he’s wrong on the places as well. For the A’s, the most logical place to move is San Jose, which has expressed interest in the team. The major obstacle is the San Francisco Giants, who control the San Jose territory and are reluctant to give it up. But MLB can buy the Giants’ support, as they did with the Orioles when the Expos were moved to Washington D.C.

The Marlins are more problematic. How long they can go on milking the revenue sharing system is unknown. If the economy continues in free fall, revenue sharing contributions from teams such as the Yankees, the cash cow of revenue sharing, may not continue at the present rate. If that happens, the “mounting losses” mentioned by Madden may become a reality. But there are places to move the team.

Portland, Oregon expressed interest in the Expos. So did Las Vegas. San Antonio is the seventh largest market in the country and is home to only one Major League sport. And the best location is the greater New York area. That move would involve dealing with two teams – the Yankees and the Mets – on territorial rights. But the fact remains that given its population base and financial resources, the greater New York market could support three MLB teams better than the south Florida market has supported one.

All the options have stadium issues, not unlike Oakland and south Florida, but all are better markets.

Even if MLB is seriously thinking about contraction, it won’t happen without the consent of the union, which is as likely to happen as Commissioner Bud Selig accepting any responsibility for the steroid era in baseball. Contraction is as much a fairy tale today as it was when the owners first proposed it in 2001. That’s one “C” word we won’t have to worry about.


Jordan Kobritz is a regular contributor to the Business of Sports Network. He is a former attorney, CPA, and Minor League Baseball team owner. He is an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Eastern New Mexico University and teaches the Business of Sports at the University of Wyoming. Jordan can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
 
Banner

Poll

Should MLB Force Jeffery Loria to Sell the Marlins?