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The Have's and the Have-Not's

I pose a question here for all to comment on. Do you think that the balance in the quality of MLB will ever be fair?

Dear Mr. Selig, MLB sucks. Competition in MLB is non-existent, and is getting worse. Every year for he last ten, it has been the same old teams except for maybe the Rays. And the rich get richer from playoff and series money.The lower tier of baseball is forever domed to mediocrity because of the giant imbalance in income by some teams,mainly from their own small TV and radio networks. Unless you have a Steinbrener, or a Leonis, or a Snyder, who at least spend some money to really try to develop a team ( Snyder's choices don't count), most teams are domed, especially those in small TV markets. The Nats are domed a couple of ways. One, the stupid Peter Angelos owned TV MASN network contract, and the really stupid Nats radio network which I believe consists of 3 low powered radio stations including DC's 1500 am which you can barely get beyond the beltway. I can go anywhere in Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina and listen to the Orioles games loud and clear. Who the hell is running the TV radio contracts? Finally, the performance of the owners, so far, has only confirmed to me that they are not interested in developing the Nats, only in pay-as- you go financing, and the strong possibility they will be able to sell the ball club sometime in the next 5 years claiming lack of fan support. They will make a huge profit because the suckers in Las Vegas, or the Carolina's, will be willing to pay a huge sum for any MLB team, even the Nats.  The performance of the Nats, the last two weeks has been appalling and embarrassing to MLB. I see no really outstanding candidates like a Zimmerman, in this last month when teams bring up their best new prospects. I salivate as I watch other young teams with fewer first round players than the Nats who will definitely be stars in the near future. Just look at the Braves in this past week's series. They will be real contenders over the next couple of years. It's the same old problem, poor owners, especially ones who meddle into the day to day club operations undercutting the club's president , GM's and even the manager. I still predict Stan the Man will leave the Nats soon. Here's a long time, knowlegable baseball guy who the Lerner's continue to hinder in his task of day to day club operations.

Wow, did I write all that? Now it's you turn. Do you feel like me, and do you have any solutions to the present chaos known as the Nats? 

Is it that the Nats have caught the Redskins flu, or is it that the Redskins have caught the Nats flu?

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