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Are the Rays bad for baseball? "If baseball were fair, it would actually reward the well-run teams, which is how it should be. Having a rich owner and a lucrative television deal shouldn’t punch a team’s ticket to at least 85 wins automatically, but it often does. Those teams don’t have the pressure on them to maximize their draft picks and develop their players. Sure, the Rays and other teams are very well-run and do an excellent job scouting, drafting and developing players, but the rich teams don’t have to do that. They can afford to be badly run." But wouldn't revenue sharing and a salary cap reward the badly run Royals and Pirates? Where's their incentive to get better? [Rumors & Rants]


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