Free market. Just like airlines charging a premium to fly on or near holidays.... Get over it.
Originally Posted by mandrake
Avoids? Avoiding, in my book, involves circumventing policies to one's benefit.
Mets owner avoids paying into revenue sharing, by golly that is just fantastic.
To that end, the Mets aren't "avoiding" paying into revenue sharing... They aren't required to, because they do not generate as much revenue as the Yankees do.
A similar article elsewhere read that the Yankees generated more than $200 million more than the Mets in revenue, AND needed to pay a luxury tax on their payroll. I guess Yankee management is upset that their high-payroll team is not reaping the same ROI as their neighbors across the bridge who haven't spend nearly as much.
My guess is that the Mets will be paying more into next year's pot based on the reported boost in attendance that is sure to be coming. The bill hasn't come due yet...
20-Game Saturday Plan, Prom Box 423.