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?
How does someone born to parents who worked at a gas station compete with the children of CEOs? Work harder, smarter, social progams (revenue sharing) fall into some luck, etc. It's a steep, steep hill to climb, but isn't impossible.