Crummy dealNo, I'm not talking about any trade that Bowden may or may not have in the works. I'm talking about the television deal that gives Angelos a 90% share in the joint network with the Nationals. The Nationals get money, but the market price will be set every 3 years by comparing to other markets. This seriously limits the earning power of the team in the long-term, in all probability. It's difficult to believe that, without controlling their own ship, they're going to maximize what they're going to get out of this, particularly when they have no negotiating leverage. If the amounts handed down from up on high aren't near what they should be, and we're less competitive than we should be as a result, there is likely to be little recourse.
I find this personally disheartening, but I'll spare you a longer rant.