MLB First Quarter Report: An Illusion Of Parity

Posted: 18th May 2010 by Dan Smith in MLB
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The big story of the start of the baseball season would be the great starts by Tampa Bay, San Diego, Cincinnati and Washington. The other big stories are off the field tales of Hall of Fame players napping and teens getting tasered. The big debate is about parity. As of right now, there are fifteen teams that are .500 or better. That is great news for those who argue that parity does exist. I hope that the Tampa Bay Rays cool off and are not in contention for the World Series.

MLB looks terrible when the team that wins it all has to dismantle due to their revenue shortcomings. The end is already on the horizon for Tampa Bay as Carl Crawford and Carlos Pena will be leaving next year for the big free agent money.

The Rays are a nice story, but they are also a sign of what ...

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