There is a striking lack of context here, for those who want to read into the Pirates making profits while losing.
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Too often fans want to put too much emphasis on results, which is understandable, particularly in the case of a team that hasn’t won anything since Boyz II Men topped the charts. The point is to win, after all. But, especially in the early going of a new regime taking over a franchise in pitiful shape, we must remember to look more at the philosophical direction of the franchise and what the front office is doing to set the team up for success.
And ratings means money. Not just for the big clubs, for all the teams in baseball. So, by evening the playing field with a hard cap, MLB jeopardizes killing the goose that lays the golden egg.