Gammons fuels contraction rumors
March 6, 2006 4 Comments
Last week, Peter Gammons in his blog mentioned that MLB seems to have a contraction draft drawn up that calls for the elimination of four teams. Today, over at Talking Baseball, I analyzed the potential shortlist of teams that could be contracted.
Here’s the executive summary.
The Florida Marlins, Kansas City Royals, and Washington Nationals (before tonight’s stadium agreement was signed) are the leading contenders for contraction. Joining them could be the darkhorse Colorado Rockies, the Minnesota Twins, or the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
These are just my guesses, and in the end, I don’t think contraction is a realistic goal for Major League Baseball. From issues of money to the power of the Player’s Union, there are simply too many forces conspiring against contraction.
But what do you all think? Which teams could be contracted? Which teams would you contract if you were choosing? Should there even be talk of contraction?