Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fangraphs: The Marlins and the MLB Revenue Sharing System

BREAKING: The Marlins have named their home run display as Director of Player Development in order to use revenue sharing receipts to service the debt on it.

The CBA specifically prohibits clubs from using revenue-sharing receipts to service debt obligations unrelated to baseball operations; make payments to individuals other than on-field personnel and those in player development; make payments to entities not involved in improving on-field performance; make distributions to team owners. The commissioner may impose a penalty on any team that violates this provision (although that has never happened, to our knowledge). And the players’ union may pursue a grievance against any club that violates this provision. Indeed, it was the threat of such a grievance that led the Marlins to agree to do exactly with the CBA requires back in January 2010. We can expect the union to keep a very close eye on the Marlins in the wake of the sell-off to the Blue Jays.

To summarize:

All clubs contribute 34% of Net Local Revenue to the base plan, which is then distributed back to the clubs in equal shares.
High-performing clubs contribute an additional percentage of Net Local Revenue to the supplemental plan. The percentage is determined by the club’s Performance Factor.
Low-performing clubs receive an additional percentage from Net Local Revenue from the supplemental plan. The percentage is also determined by the club’s Performance Factor.
Beginning in 2013, big-market teams will forfeit an increasing percentage of revenue-sharing proceeds. The forfeited funds will be shared among the high-performing teams, in proportion to their Performance Factors.

Any high-performing team that would other receive a refund forfeits an increasing percentage of that refund if it exceeds the luxury tax threshold for two consecutive years, or more.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 14, 2012 at 06:03 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: marlins, revenue sharing

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. smileyy Posted: November 14, 2012 at 10:51 PM (#4303072)
I propose a system where teams are luxury tax exempt if they make the playoffs. Or win the WS, or whatever. I like the idea of a loss costing a team $50M or something. The Pennant Race: This Time It Counts!

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
1k5v3L
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogGrantland (Keri): 2015 NL East Preview
(11 - 6:08pm, Mar 31)
Last: Tanto

NewsblogOTP - March 2015: You’re out, tobacco: Bill would ban products at all California baseball venues
(3750 - 6:06pm, Mar 31)
Last: JE (Jason)

NewsblogWhite Sox offer $29 early-season plan
(2 - 6:04pm, Mar 31)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogDefiant CC Sabathia doesn’t give a ‘f–k’ about poor spring outings | New York Post
(238 - 6:03pm, Mar 31)
Last: Ziggy

NewsblogReds open breast-feeding suite at the ballpark
(95 - 6:02pm, Mar 31)
Last: Jeltzandini

NewsblogSean Doolittle's girlfriend will buy your tickets to A's Pride Night
(6 - 5:56pm, Mar 31)
Last: A triple short of the cycle

NewsblogRays denied consideration of re-negotiated lease by St. Petersburg City Council
(44 - 5:49pm, Mar 31)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogCubs send Bryant to minors
(87 - 5:12pm, Mar 31)
Last: zonk

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - March 2015
(1507 - 5:00pm, Mar 31)
Last: andrewberg

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(846 - 4:59pm, Mar 31)
Last: andrewberg

NewsblogChicago Cubs Kris Bryant and the service-time game | FOX Sports
(167 - 4:52pm, Mar 31)
Last: Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy

NewsblogMacnow: Phillies' Ryne Sandberg is wrong man for wrong team
(29 - 4:39pm, Mar 31)
Last: Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-31-2015
(7 - 4:30pm, Mar 31)
Last: Tom Nawrocki

NewsblogOT: Soccer March 2015
(465 - 4:26pm, Mar 31)
Last: Mefisto

NewsblogSadly, We've Lost Another Primate
(101 - 3:30pm, Mar 31)
Last: Meatwad misses Vincennes

Page rendered in 0.1422 seconds
48 querie(s) executed