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Nutting needs to be forced to sell the Pirates
The battling Buccos are a blooper reel in the making. It's an absolute joke. The players obviously share some blame in this, but they're nothing more than bench players or AAA players that's put in an unfortunate situation. The Pirates are just a vanity project for Nutting and it's shameful.
06-09-2021 05:23 PM
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RE: Nutting needs to be forced to sell the Pirates
There are three MLB teams worse than the Pirates at the moment. Of course their fans would probably like new ownership as well, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
06-09-2021 07:40 PM
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RE: Nutting needs to be forced to sell the Pirates
Americans don't like it, but this is the strength of pro/rel in other places around the world.

You can't just slide by and not try to win as an owner.
06-09-2021 08:07 PM
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RE: Nutting needs to be forced to sell the Pirates
(06-09-2021 08:07 PM)AllTideUp Wrote:  Americans don't like it, but this is the strength of pro/rel in other places around the world.

You can't just slide by and not try to win as an owner.

For better or for worse we are stuck with the closed leagues we have.

But given that, I would like to see teams punished for losing. Why should a team that isn't trying hard to win be rewarded with an equal share of league revenue and high draft picks? I'd answer that question with:

(1) Give each franchise half of a share of league revenue as a base amount. The other half of league revenue is distributed according to success. (The English Premier League does something like this with its TV revenue.) The teams with the worst W-L records get a very small percentage; the teams that make and advance in the playoffs get the largest percentages, decreasing gradually down to the bottom of the standings.

(2) Abolish the player draft. If the owners are too antsy about that, then use a draft lottery to assign every pick in each round, with each team getting an equal chance at picking in any place in the round. Losing is not rewarded with higher draft picks or even a better chance at higher draft picks.
06-09-2021 08:34 PM
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RE: Nutting needs to be forced to sell the Pirates
(06-09-2021 08:34 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(06-09-2021 08:07 PM)AllTideUp Wrote:  Americans don't like it, but this is the strength of pro/rel in other places around the world.

You can't just slide by and not try to win as an owner.

For better or for worse we are stuck with the closed leagues we have.

But given that, I would like to see teams punished for losing. Why should a team that isn't trying hard to win be rewarded with an equal share of league revenue and high draft picks? I'd answer that question with:

(1) Give each franchise half of a share of league revenue as a base amount. The other half of league revenue is distributed according to success. (The English Premier League does something like this with its TV revenue.) The teams with the worst W-L records get a very small percentage; the teams that make and advance in the playoffs get the largest percentages, decreasing gradually down to the bottom of the standings.

(2) Abolish the player draft. If the owners are too antsy about that, then use a draft lottery to assign every pick in each round, with each team getting an equal chance at picking in any place in the round. Losing is not rewarded with higher draft picks or even a better chance at higher draft picks.

Perhaps what's needed is a minimum payroll for each team. So even if there's revenue sharing, the teams on the bottom are forced to spend to remain competitive.
06-09-2021 10:15 PM
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RE: Nutting needs to be forced to sell the Pirates
(06-09-2021 10:15 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(06-09-2021 08:34 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(06-09-2021 08:07 PM)AllTideUp Wrote:  Americans don't like it, but this is the strength of pro/rel in other places around the world.

You can't just slide by and not try to win as an owner.

For better or for worse we are stuck with the closed leagues we have.

But given that, I would like to see teams punished for losing. Why should a team that isn't trying hard to win be rewarded with an equal share of league revenue and high draft picks? I'd answer that question with:

(1) Give each franchise half of a share of league revenue as a base amount. The other half of league revenue is distributed according to success. (The English Premier League does something like this with its TV revenue.) The teams with the worst W-L records get a very small percentage; the teams that make and advance in the playoffs get the largest percentages, decreasing gradually down to the bottom of the standings.

(2) Abolish the player draft. If the owners are too antsy about that, then use a draft lottery to assign every pick in each round, with each team getting an equal chance at picking in any place in the round. Losing is not rewarded with higher draft picks or even a better chance at higher draft picks.

Perhaps what's needed is a minimum payroll for each team. So even if there's revenue sharing, the teams on the bottom are forced to spend to remain competitive.

The NBA has that.

But again, if an owner's bottom line was hit hard for having one of the worst teams, and they weren't rewarded for it with the best draft picks, there would effectively be a salary floor anyway.
06-09-2021 10:44 PM
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