Comments on: The New National TV Deals, The Rise of the Dodgers, And the Effect On the Pirates http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/the-new-national-tv-deals-the-rise-of-the-dodgers-and-the-effect-on-the-pirates.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:52:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: JAW2425 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/the-new-national-tv-deals-the-rise-of-the-dodgers-and-the-effect-on-the-pirates.html#comment-21124 Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:39:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42768#comment-21124 Perhaps for a short time, but there’s no way the players union will see all that money coming in and not want that threshold raised. MLBPA will treat that threshold as a salary cap and want it raised.

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By: Eric Delp http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/the-new-national-tv-deals-the-rise-of-the-dodgers-and-the-effect-on-the-pirates.html#comment-21118 Fri, 05 Oct 2012 00:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42768#comment-21118 With the exception of the Dodgers, most of the big-market teams seem want to avoid going over the luxury tax threshold, so while you’re right that this TV windfall is going to benefit the Yankees as much as the Brewers (and Pirates) financially, I don’t think you’re right about the effect it will have on team budgets across baseball. I think Michael is right that this will decrease the gap between the largest and smallest budgets.

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By: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/the-new-national-tv-deals-the-rise-of-the-dodgers-and-the-effect-on-the-pirates.html#comment-21117 Thu, 04 Oct 2012 23:29:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42768#comment-21117 Yes, I read that too, but as per the Bloomberg article some Dodger insiders swear it is protected to some level.

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By: Charlie Grinn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/the-new-national-tv-deals-the-rise-of-the-dodgers-and-the-effect-on-the-pirates.html#comment-21116 Thu, 04 Oct 2012 23:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42768#comment-21116 Crazy Guggenheim is back!

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By: JAW2425 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/the-new-national-tv-deals-the-rise-of-the-dodgers-and-the-effect-on-the-pirates.html#comment-21115 Thu, 04 Oct 2012 23:20:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42768#comment-21115 Unfortunately it’s not. An extra $50 million isn’t going to mean anything. The Brewers could have offered more but now the Yankees will have more money also. It won’t be more money with players costing the same, salaries are going to explode again. Small market teams will just be paying more for the same level of player.

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By: JAW2425 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/the-new-national-tv-deals-the-rise-of-the-dodgers-and-the-effect-on-the-pirates.html#comment-21114 Thu, 04 Oct 2012 23:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42768#comment-21114 All this means is MLB salaries will double. Guys like Trout and Strasburg will get $35+ per season. Pirates will be paying more for the same level players. Good thing MLB stopped teams from spending internationally and in the draft.

One thing Kevin, I don’t know where I read it but I believe it was Rob Manfried I believe who said the complete t.v. deal the Dodgers signed will be taken into account, not just the $84 million a year.

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By: Michael Vela http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/the-new-national-tv-deals-the-rise-of-the-dodgers-and-the-effect-on-the-pirates.html#comment-21112 Thu, 04 Oct 2012 22:46:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42768#comment-21112 All this should mean is that teams will be able to sign/keep bigger names. The money probably won’t get spread around to everyone and teams like the Brewers would have been able to have a better attempt at keeping Prince Fielder (then again, I wouldn’t turn down that mega-deal from Detroit(even though it is Detroit)).

This is a great thing for small market teams! In one of your other articles, you mentioned the possibility of what the Rays could be if they had money. Now they’ll have some extra to help keep what they have and potentially sign someone. This helps big time in my opinion.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/the-new-national-tv-deals-the-rise-of-the-dodgers-and-the-effect-on-the-pirates.html#comment-21110 Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42768#comment-21110 Debt service!

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By: SlewFooters http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/10/the-new-national-tv-deals-the-rise-of-the-dodgers-and-the-effect-on-the-pirates.html#comment-21108 Thu, 04 Oct 2012 16:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42768#comment-21108 Happening all throughout sports. Gate receipts mean so much less than they used to, and accordingly, so do fans.

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