Re: So, the Dodgers are insanely rich
Originally Posted by dougdirt
Word is that Fox Sports and the Dodgers are working on a 25 year, $6-7B deal. That would give the Dodgers, before selling a single ticket, concession, advertisement or jersey, $240-280,000,000 per season.
The Reds aren't making $10M per season right now. The Dodgers are about to get 24-28 TIMES as much as that.
How are small market teams supposed to compete with things like this?
See the Tampa Bay Rays as a model. This trend of large TV deals is going to continue in baseball. The Cardinals, for example, only get 14 million per season with their TV contract. Forbes has estimated that they could get 3 or 4 times that much once they get a new tv deal in a couple of years. Until baseball goes the NFL route with it's TV deals, it's something that we are going to have to live with.
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