Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Revenue Sharing Newsbeat

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Levine: ‘Unfair’ that Yanks pay more than Mets in revenue sharing

New York Yankees president Randy Levine complained about baseball’s revenue-sharing system in a recent interview with Fox Sports, saying it is “unfair” that the Yankees are paying considerably more than the crosstown rival New York Mets.

Levine’s comments, which were published Friday by Fox Sports, were made ahead of the looming expiration of Major League Baseball’s current collective bargaining agreement on Dec. 1, and the impending labor talks following the 2016 season.

“What is very burdensome to us—and is unfair—is the amount of money we have to pay in revenue sharing compared, for example, to teams in our market that pay 10 times less than us,” Levine told Fox Sports. “Hopefully that is something that will get looked at in the next labor agreement.” 

In a little over a year, baseball’s current labor deal will expire. And there are a number of major issues that could hang over the talks between the owners and players.
Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon declined to comment to Fox Sports when asked about Levine’s statement.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 26, 2016 at 10:41 AM | 48 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, revenue sharing, yankees

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
TedBerg
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: NBA Playoffs Thread 2016
(910 - 9:55pm, Apr 28)
Last: covelli chris p

NewsblogJake Arrieta sounds off on Cubs future, PED rumblings: 'Some people are idiots'
(61 - 9:55pm, Apr 28)
Last: AuntBea

Newsblog4-28-16 OMNICHATTER
(252 - 9:53pm, Apr 28)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOTP 2016 April 25: Forget politics, baseball season in full gear
(1296 - 9:46pm, Apr 28)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogLet's just put the coronation of the Cubs on hold a minute | FOX Sports
(23 - 9:28pm, Apr 28)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogPerry: Quintana is Emerging as Second White Sox Ace
(2 - 9:20pm, Apr 28)
Last: JimMusComp misses Jerry Dipoto...

NewsblogTed Cruz the latest victim of politicians trying to talk sports | NBC SportsWorld
(81 - 9:05pm, Apr 28)
Last: Bitter Mouse, Space Tyrant

NewsblogWhen Athletes are left to their own digital dating devices
(52 - 7:14pm, Apr 28)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-28-2016
(28 - 7:02pm, Apr 28)
Last: Walt Davis

Sox TherapyGuys Who Are Not Major Leaguers
(27 - 6:00pm, Apr 28)
Last: villageidiom

NewsblogOT Gaming: October 2015
(391 - 5:39pm, Apr 28)
Last: The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott)

NewsblogPlayers Honor Prince by Changing Walkup Music.
(670 - 5:38pm, Apr 28)
Last: Tony S

NewsblogOt: 2015-2016 NHL Thread
(246 - 5:00pm, Apr 28)
Last: Langer Monk

NewsblogOT: Soccer March/April 2016
(697 - 4:46pm, Apr 28)
Last: Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun)

NewsblogFG - Rate Your MLB Broadcaster
(70 - 4:36pm, Apr 28)
Last: cardsfanboy

Page rendered in 1.2412 seconds
45 querie(s) executed