It’s not a market where you can go young.
Man, this gets my ire up. You know what I’d like, just once? I’d like to root for a team that doesn’t worry about what type of market it’s in and instead concerns itself only with putting together a winning ballclub.
I wish I could run an experiment. Me and another GM get identical teams in identical cities with identical situations. The other GM has to worry about selling tickets in the particular market, pleasing the press and appeasing the offseason whims of the fan base. Me, I just focus on putting the best possible baseball team on the field.
Who do you think sells more tickets in the end? Whose network gets better ratings? Whose ballpark ads yield more money? Which GM then has more revenue to invest back in the team, in free agents, the farm system, the draft and international scouting?