Alderson: Marlins could still face contraction

Updated: March 20, 2002, 9:54 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

MIAMI -- The Florida Marlins are safe from contraction -- but for how long?

League official Sandy Alderson told the Miami Herald on Tuesday that the franchise needs to show progress to stay out of danger of contraction.

"If there's no new stadium on the horizon, if they're drawing 10,000 a game and not doing well on the field, presumably that would translate into local revenue," Alderson, MLB's executive vice president of operations, told the Herald. "Depending on where that local ...

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