Really didn't know what to make of the Lerners the first couple years. In Year 2 or so of the Lerners, a member of one of the bidding groups that lost out to them said that if their group won the bid they would've pared down payroll just like the Lerners did. Interesting, since they had a chance right there to pile all over the Lerners. But they didn't.
Nats home attendance 16th out of 31 teams last year, I think it's been in that range for years. And the MASN squabbles. Despite all that, Lerners have made sure club has one of the top payrolls in MLB in recent years. So I'll side with the Lerners over bedwetter Doolittle any day.
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