Even the Twins had somewhere around 90 million payroll a few years ago iirc. Right after Mauer got his extension. All of those TV deals will really allow teams to spend even more.
Yup, yup. The big money is here, or coming soon. The moves made by the Pirates with McCutchen, Giants with Posey, et. al., already look like huge steals right now. In a couple of years people will be wondering how they ever happened with the money being thrown around. If they're young, lock 'em up now.
I foresaw Loria and his palace of puke being blown up together one day by some avid Marlins fan, and the organization being forced to start over, bought by some noble billionaire in the coming years.
Norman Braman, billionaire south Florida car magnate, to blow it up, or buy it, he's the hands on favorite for sure. He was the one spearheading the lawsuit to keep the stadium from being built. He owned the Eagles before the current group.