Who is helped (or hurt) the most by the new labor deal?
?Smart small-market teams
Increased revenue sharing means that a team like the Twins has chance to retain young, homegrown stars such as centerfielder Torii Hunter.
Bud Selig can bask in glow of first labor deal reached without a work stoppage since '70.
? Washington, D.C.
Contraction is shelved until at least 2007, but Expos can't survive in Montreal. Our nation's capital is likely new home.
George Steinbrenner's revenue-sharing and luxury-tax bills will likely top $50 million next year.
Demand and salaries for mid-range performers will decline as teams sign pricey superstars, then fill out rosters with low-paid spare parts to avoid paying luxury tax.
Clubs that lose elite players to free agency no longer get draft picks as compensation.