I am not really a baseball fan, but I have read that in the MLB, a lot of francises lose big money. The only ones that make a lot of money are the NY Yankees, the Atlanta Braves, and the L.A. Dodgers. I am actually for contraction. I think that maybe the Twins and the Brewers should be contracted, and the Expos should move to Washington D.C. Baseball is not really the strongest in the midwest.
A) The Brewers were just provided with a new stadium, so they're not going to make the cut list.
B) If the Twins are failing, it's the fault of the owners. Minnesota has a proud baseball history and very knowledgeable fans. Yeah, the metrodome sucks for baseball, but no community should be forced to build a new stadium and give it to the team for free. The owner simply thinks he can do better elsewhere, or just doesn't like the cold. Fine - Sell the team.
C) Baseball teams aren't losing money, they're just not turning the 12% profit that owners like. Plus there's that nagging issue of having to invest your money in the players wisely, or else you lose and the fans hate you. If theres one big problem in all sports today, it's franchise owners who run their operation like it's a video game with a restart button.
D) If any franchise needs to go, begin with Les Expos and follow with the Marlins. Frankly, I don't think there should be a squad in Tampa, either, but I'm noticing that this may be just one bitter tirade!
I still am not really a baseball fan so you may think this is stupid. ???
Don't worry, it should never go that far.