What Kind Of Impact Will New Television Deals Really Have?

Mar 30, 2012 by

As evidenced by the Dodgers soon-to-be finalized sale, the market for professional sports teams has drastically moved away from gate revenue and towards television revenue. That’s not changing anytime soon, especially when fan bases continue to spread out geographically.

A recent WSJ article helps explain some of the nuances of these new television deals that are streaming enormous amount of revenue into the pockets of MLB teams:

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MLB Organizational Rankings 20-12

Mar 19, 2012 by

Here’s the middle tier of MLB teams based solely on minor league players yet to qualify for their rookie seasons.

The list is made from the average rankings of Keith Law (ESPN), Kevin Goldstein (Baseball Propsectus) and Marc Hulet (FanGraphs). The lower the number, the better the system:

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The Yankees Cutting Payroll? Don’t Bet On It

Mar 5, 2012 by

New York Yankees part-owner Hal Steinbrenner created a stir last week by announcing the team was going to lower their payroll to $189M by 2014, despite spending over $200M per year for the better part of a decade.

“I’m a finance geek. I guess I always have been,”¬†Steinbrenner¬†said. “That’s my background; budgets matter and balance sheets matter. I just feel that if you do well on the player development side and you have a good farm system, you don’t need a $220 million payroll. You can field every bit as good a team with young talent.”

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