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 from now I expect we're still fifth out of five in media revenue, and that player salaries will increase as everybody gets more TV money. The raw numbers will change, but the buying power won't.
We might have a 2-3 year bubble to dive in on the next big Cuban defector or Latin American prospect or splurge on free agents. It could even be longer, like I said I don't know when everybody else can get in on this regional content frenzy. But sooner or later, that bubble's gonna pop.
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
Re: Middle Revenue Does NOT Mean Middle Payroll McBain,Sun Feb 19 14:15
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
Yeah. From a revenue perspective, the way MLB is set up just isn't sustainable. Revenue sharing does a pretty good job of keeping the Padres and smaller market teams from getting totally shut out... more
Agree on where the Padres stand in the NL West, though by saying they have much of a disadvantage over the likes of Arizona & Colorado is splitting hairs, based on how those teams are spending. Don't ... more