Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Newsletter Excerpt, December 4, 2019 -- "Not Jonathan Villar and the Orioles"

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"The urgency to dump Villar, though, becomes easier to explain when you consider the biggest story of the Orioles’ offseason: The regional sports network they control, MASN, has to pay the Nationals nearly $100 million in old rights fees. The Orioles are appealing, but this judgment seems likely to stand."