Originally posted on Seattle Times  |  Last updated 2/10/12
Some readers in the comments thread of the last post brought up some very intelligent points about where the future of this whole regional sports network (RSN) cash giveaway could be leading. One of them stated that if all teams cash in on new deals, that will simply lead to inflation and keep the status quo with players merely earning higher salaries. Yes, that would be true if all teams operated in a vacuum. But Major League Baseball doesn't work that way. Has never worked that way. It has always been a game of changing business evolution where the sharpest owners are on the lookout for the next big thing and aware of the pratfalls that lie ahead. For one thing, these TV deals are going to be staggered. Some teams are re-setting theirs as we speak. Others have several years to wait. And the quality of the deals to come -- not just the obvious raise teams will get -- is going to have a big impact on the future of what franchises will be able to do on the field. This is why, when I discuss
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