I was thinking about this today. How Chris's image would improve if he retired with a buyout agreement favorable to both parties. Otherwise the general feeling of most people is he is stealing money from the Orioles who have made him a multi-millionaire. Hopefully his wife can get through to him and suggest at the end of the season he retire. I know this is unlikely with Scott Boras as his agent. Maybe Chris can explain to him his frustration with the game and his declining batting skills have caused him to make this decision.
I thought I read something about 80 million from MASN a while back. Even with Davis, Cobb, and Trumbo contracts the Os are making a pretty hefty profit just on the national and MASN deals.
So even if the number 0nly 110-120 million in revenue between the 2 deals ...the payroll is only 72 million and certain to ge less next year. A 40 million surplus times 2
I was at the Shorebirds vs my hometown Hagerstown Suns where 3,106 showed up for a Low A baseball doubleheader featuring a Mike Mussina bobble head for the first 1,000 fans (unfortunately I was in the 2,106 who didn’t get one). Of course game one also had Grayson Rodriquez pitching to Adley Rutchman. I will stick to attendance in this thread and say that the orange and black dominated the crowd in this Nationals affiliate’s park. Not sure how long the rebuild will take but there is definitely some excitement for the future out here in the hinterlands.