Baseball is raking in cash, but there are storm clouds on the horizon

Over at NBC Sports I wrote about the massive disconnect that exists between the stuff that wins baseball games and the stuff that makes baseball teams money. At present, the business arrangements of the league mean that teams can stink on ice yet still rake in cash while winning doesn’t do that much for the bottom line. 

It’s an out-of-whack incentive structure that is bad for the game in both the short term and the long-term.

Craig Calcaterra

Craig is the author of the daily baseball (and other things) newsletter, Cup of Coffee. He writes about other things at He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife, two kids, and many cats.