Scottsdale, Ariz. — Back in the ugly days of the 1994-95 players’ strike, we often heard about the “haves” and “have nots,” filthy rich teams that had outsized revenue streams and not-so-filthy-rich teams that did not.
During the recent owners’ lockout, we heard a different description of team classification — “big market” and “small market.” Somehow the Giants were grouped with the former while the A’s were grouped with the latter.
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