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 where they find themselves in 2014 or 2015? We're talking about a ton of things that tie together. How the team fares in the immediate years to come to how the attendance looks in two years time, etc. One thing we know for certain is the team will no longer be making "mortgage payments". The annual stadium debt represents less then 1/2 of the revenue sharing they've been getting right? Things are on the upswing, most importantly the young talent. Was reading a Dodger site like gaslampball where they called the Padres the most balanced team in the division.
I'm expecting a lot of otimism entering the 2013 season. Here is a good rundown of those payrolls. When the team wasn't crap they spent, definitely runs in cycles.
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
Re: Middle Revenue Does NOT Mean Middle Payroll Chase,Sun Feb 19 19:31
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