Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/19/14
Mariners Fans’ Concerns For The New Commish’ Dear Rob, I write to you today as a concerned fan of baseball.  My ties are mostly to the Seattle Mariners, but as a writer and a fan I think I can safely say that my concerns are mostly universal to all baseball fanatics. I’m sure you can decide for yourself, as you must be a reasonably intelligent person to have achieved the position you have just been named to. I want to talk to you a little bit about payroll imbalance as it relates to competitive balance in the league and a generational gap I see in MLB’s fan base. Meet Rob Manfred. Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images I would consider the Mariners to be a middle-market team.  They certainly don’t have the money that say the Dodgers or Yankees have to spend, but they aren’t exactly the Marlins, Twins or Astros, either. I also know that it’s difficult to argue competitive imbalance when the league has seven different World Series Champions in the last 10 years. That said, I must tell ...
PLAYERS: Mike Pereira
TEAMS: Seattle Mariners
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