Originally Posted by doublem23
Because they know the team has to be somewhat competitive to draw.
The Cubs are already arguably the more exciting team in Chicago NOW, just imagine if the Sox went out and punted the next 2-3 seasons in the hope of rebuilding. Hello 15K per night!
Extending Peavy two years and keeping the flicker of hope alive they might catch lightning in a bottle doesn't really change the long term plans, IMO. And anyways, its not like Peavy is keeping some young stud SP buried in Charlotte. Somebody's gotta pitch every fifth day.
15k per night means I less traffic, cheaper seats, and less *******s around me at the game, sign me up!
Seriously though, I suppose it does keep a bit of hope alive.