February 05, 2002
Confirming what we already knew

There will be no contraction in baseball in 2002, as Minnesota's Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of an injunction that forces the Twins to honor their lease this year. Many folks in Minnesota, including the players, are glad to hear it.

I'll be rooting for the Twins to win the Central Division this year. I just can't see Bud and the boys trying to eliminate a team that makes the postseason. How can you claim that a winning team is doomed to failure?

For those of you who'd like to better understand baseball's complicated and obfuscated finances, I highly recommend this series of articles from The Baseball Prospectus. I've linked to article 6 of 7 (the seventh is forthcoming). It has links to all of the previous articles. You will have a much better understanding of the facts after you've read them.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 05, 2002 to Baseball | TrackBack