Money still the name of the game

Updated: September 30, 2003, 10:31 AM ET
By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
  • How's that revenue-sharing thing working out? Forget the illusion of more competition in 2003, writes Andrew Zimbalist in the New York Times, it's actually done nothing to improve competitiveness. Zimbalist is a professor of economics at Smith College and believes that the ambiguity of the wording regarding how income gained by revenue sharing should be spent has doomed the process to not live up to its desired intent.

  • Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle would like to see Astros owner Drayton McLane remove himself from all future baseball decisions. Meddling from the top is not what this club needs, he believes.

  • Laura Vecsey has the perfect candidate for the vacant Orioles managing job and he's already on the premises. Baltimore bench coach Sam Perlozzo is the man for the job, she writes.
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