Maybe combine the ideas? Perhaps later I will look to see if it's possible these expansion teams embraced an offensive philosophy that reduced strikeouts. 20 -> 24 teams isn't nothing, by the way, it's an additional 20%.
Well we were scheduled to play the Braves as they are in NL East so that is a negative to Markakis opting out.
Markakis has made over $120 million in his career and would only make $1.48 million this year if the whole 60 games get played. Seems to be a trend that the guys who have made a ton of money in their career but not making much this year opt out. Other than Price who has made more than a ton of money and will have a ton more money coming the next couple of seasons.
LOL the Orioles are going to be trying to save money. They are going to have very low revenue this year. More likely the big market teams with their big television contracts are the ones that get teams to trade them great players while only taking on part of the players salaries and give nothing much in return.