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Selig: Marlins need a better ballpark

 

By Tom D'Angelo

 

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

 

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

 

PITTSBURGH ? Commissioner Bud Selig believes that baseball is at the height of its popularity, but he is not as jubilant when it comes to the Florida Marlins.

 

"They need a new stadium," Selig, speaking Tuesday at the All-Star Game, said when asked for the solution to the team's struggles in South Florida.

 

"Florida? Great demographics. A market we should be in," he added. "But a bad ballpark with a bad lease. We're in a third owner that has failed. That ought to tell you something."

 

Selig emphasized that Major League Baseball is committed to keeping baseball in South Florida.

 

But "they can't survive in that ballpark," he said. "A ballpark is the only economic variable that can control your revenue. Everything else is fixed."

 

The Marlins have researched a potential move to several cities, including Las Vegas and San Antonio, but have taken no concrete steps. The Marlins and Miami-Dade County are about $100 million short on a $430 million retractable-roof stadium proposed in Hialeah.

 

Selig clearly is not pleased with teams, like the Marlins, that are not taking advantage of revenue sharing. The Marlins will receive about $30 million this season in revenue sharing, yet owner Jeffrey Loria opted to trade his highest-paid players and settled on a major league-low $15 million payroll, more than $20 million less than the next lowest payroll.

 

"We will not tolerate people not spending the money," Selig said.

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Go promote David Wright some more.

 

Don't worry about the fish Bud, it's not like they sent an all-star with an interesting story or anything that could have been used to generate fan interest.

 

I completely agree - it would be nice if Bud actually lifted a finger to do something constructive for the Marlins. But hey, teams like the Mets need all the promotion they can get.

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Go promote David Wright some more.

 

Don't worry about the fish Bud, it's not like they sent an all-star with an interesting story or anything that could have been used to generate fan interest.

 

couldnt agree more...i mean first rule 5 pick rookie in the all star game ever what? :whistle ...selig has to go man...he is ruining the best sport in the world

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Okay so there is a $100 Million gap in funding. Use the money that he is not spending on payroll to close the gap. The Marlins receive $30 Million and only spend $15 Million. Take the $15 Million left and now you have an $85 Million gap.

 

 

Too logical. And so Selig "will not tolerate teams not spending money on payroll". Meaning what? What does he plan to do? Are there rules in place? NO. Hey, Bud, what do you mean about "not tolerating"?

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Okay so there is a $100 Million gap in funding. Use the money that he is not spending on payroll to close the gap. The Marlins receive $30 Million and only spend $15 Million. Take the $15 Million left and now you have an $85 Million gap.

 

 

Too logical. And so Selig "will not tolerate teams not spending money on payroll". Meaning what? What does he plan to do? Are there rules in place? NO. Hey, Bud, what do you mean about "not tolerating"?

if he feels so strongly about a minimum cap...how about a max cap there too bud? huh? what? you want to see NY, Boston and Chicago teams vying for playoff spots every year? oh...i thought you wanted baseball to be fair

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Selig clearly is not pleased with teams, like the Marlins, that are not taking advantage of revenue sharing. The Marlins will receive about $30 million this season in revenue sharing, yet owner Jeffrey Loria opted to trade his highest-paid players and settled on a major league-low $15 million payroll, more than $20 million less than the next lowest payroll.

 

"We will not tolerate people not spending the money," Selig said.

 

 

payroll is not the problem. Just force Loria to use revenue sharing money to add to the stadium contribution

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No one cares about Dan Uggla no matter what the story, no knows who he is still, and no one outside of mb.com will ever care, It would of been bad business to promote Uggla over Wright are you kidding me?

 

And no one ever will if they never hear of or see him!

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