Not increasing the payroll over 70m any time soon means staying in the bottom five in basball. They will be there in 2012, and 2013 has a chance of being the same, but I'm not seeing that come 2014. Either Moorad and his investors are going to be lining their pockets at that time, or they're going to put money back into the product on the field.
"It's been slow, but a long time coming to the west," Moores said in a telephone interview on Tuesday night. "All this means is that there's more revenue to chase after the same 750 players. But the new contract will pull the Padres more toward the middle rather than keep us on the bottom."
Kind of like how Moores is setting Moorad up with that statement. Once the sale is complete there is no reason the Padres payroll should stay under 70m. Maybe it's not feasible because the entire starting lineup & rotation kick ass and only cost 40m or less... assuming less rosey outcomes on the player development front, money will likely end up getting spent. We can ponder if were better off having to have been forced to focus on cheaper options than signing Stephen Drew to be the new SS when that time comes.
According to Krasovic, they have been working on this TV deal for a year. Regardless, the details may not have been known in August, but Moorad probably had a pretty good idea of what was coming when ... more
Having a middle range revenue is NOT going to show up in a middle range of payroll when it comes to the Padres. Realistically, they have more ballpark debt than almost anyone else right now, so it... more
Besides that, what happens to us when everybody else negotiates their new deals? I don't know when the other NL West contracts run out, but this bump seems to have a limited shelf life. Five years... more
Looking at where the padres have ranked payroll wise since '98, I just wonder why the days of being 17th or 20th in that department are a thing of the past? Would anyone really be surprised if that's ... more
3m in attendance? Wow, I wouldn't even want to guess how long it will be until that achieve that again. For comparisson, only 9 teams in the entire game reached that figure last year. I believe the... more
Just so we're clear, I'm only really worried about our relative spending power vis-a-vis the NL West. If we look at NL payrolls after the TV deals stabilize, I'd bet that 75% of the time or more we'd ... more
"If we look at NL payrolls after the TV deals stabilize, I'd bet that 75% of the time or more we'd be last. The new deal really doesn't change much for the medium- and long-term." The Padres weren't... more
That was supposed to NLW payrolls. After everybody negotiates their TV deals, it's safe to assume we'll be last in media revenue. Who are we going to outdraw — or outdraw by enough to make a serious... more