The competitive balance is based on 2 things, small market or small revenue and I believe based on a formula between the losing percentage and their revenue.
I buy their revenue is down.
They have the 3rd or 4th best Cable TV deal in MLB, so that blows my theory out about revenue is down.
They attendance fell out of the middle of the pack, towards the bottom, because of the quality of the product they had put out on the field.
I think believe, and I could be off my rocker, that is the team was competitive, the stadium attendance would be back.
But, we would have to get all the clowns involved to get back to discussions and have a modified season this year.
I would reckon his newfound "control" is really just that his strikes aren't getting blasted into the upper decks nearly as much in Korea.
But good for him, I'm glad he's still pitching and getting to do his thing. He's probably a lot happier these days.
Its will be a lot easier for the O's to add a quality FA bat than a quality FA pitcher IMO
Nationals market is much bigger than the O's market. On a normal business day you can't even get to Camden Yards from Northern Virginia for a 7 pm game unless you are willing to spend 2 plus hours in bumper to bumper traffic. Believe me, I have tried. Its a major deterrent. And its exhausting.