Originally Posted by jth1331
And here I was thinking it would be in the 30's.
Most people think it's Marlins-like. It's always gonna be on the lower end of the spectrum as the market cannot compete with the spending ways of the NY's, Boston, Chicago's, LA's, etc. I understand that as a fan, what I have occasional problems with is why it's lower than other markets that are roughly the same size...the Milwaukees and Cleveland's.
Things are changing somewhat, as the new FO is loaded with ex-Indians guys who were instrumental in building that team with semi-cheap long term deals for it's young stars...as the articles above have pointed out, deals are being reached and discussed all the time in the Burgh now. Quite refreshing really since it had been the land of the one year contract for seemingly certuries.