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 Padres were 17th last year, to go with a bottom four payroll. If the circumstances of the purchase of the team were not in the picture I would imagine everyone and their mother would be asking why such a low payroll? Particularly after seeing the TV revenue double.
These next two years represent the end of our current cycle. Maybe Moorad purchases the team early, but I'm just going to assume that isn' the case, because really that's all we can do. If the club is 15th in attendance in 2014 and bottom-five in payroll, the same excuse (paying off the team) won't be their to justify the allocation of the money.
Of course middle revenue doesn't mean middle payroll in every circumstance, though to be in the neighborhood while consistently sporting bottom-5 payroll's won't make Moorad look good, and boy I can already imagine the dark columns castrating him.
“Our goal is not to make money,” Moorad said. “Our goal is to break even. Even if we sell the ballpark out and have a new broadcast contract and are able to sell more expensive seats at some point, every dollar that we are able to generate over and above expenses will go right back into the facility or the major league payroll…"
Isn't there a problem if you think the A's will likely stay ahead of the Padres in the immediate future considering they drew 700k fewer fans then SD last year? That's not directed at you, but big picture. How are we in the same boat other than having to fund the sale? How will the conclusion of the sale alter how things are compared to now? Talent wise, I think the Padres are on the cusp of a nice upswing with the players on hand. Talent always wins right? They field a winner, more fans will come. 2.4m would have been good for 14th best in the game in 2011 and I'm hoping that reach that point during the next two years.
Here's the 2011 attendance numbers for the teams your willing to bet staying above SD in payroll in the immediate future:
Yes, the Padres out-drew every single one of those clubs, even the first place D-backs, though it was close. Shouldn't they be able to outspend atleast five of those clubs come 2014? More fans, added TV revenue, yet still spend less?? Doesn't add up to me.
So, I give Tom Krasovic all the credit in the world for staying on the local teams beat. And in a lot of cases, adding a lot more depth and critical analysis than he was able to while working at the... more
I think he is trying to say that Moorad, Moores and Selig are working to a compromise that isn't exactly going to make Moores or Moorad happy, but will end up with Moorad getting the team. He's... more
Ok, good. I'm not going nuts. Just a weird tense or tone to the whole thing. Like he's letting you on something, only he never says what it is. And conflating the ownership transfer with the TV deal... more
the equity angle is actually new to me, and a very interesting potential source of revenue beyond the rights fee. I'm glad I was right ($15m > $30m) on the rights fee details... since you mention the ... more
Okay. Just listened to the Saw. Pretty consistent with what Krasovic was reporting as well - sounds like they both probably got it from Nightengale. And it does sound like a great deal for the Pads.... more
Article up on MLB.com with Moores saying it's a 20yr/1B deal. With the Padres getting an expected 200m upfront. It gets really interesting when you think what they could do with the 150-200m if it... more
According to Center, the money has been spent in form of Carlos Quentin. As much as we'd like to see this TV contract as a new source of revenue, it has apparently been counted on and earmarked as... more
I recall that article from when it was published in August. Hard for me to say if the circumstances were the same with the television deal an unknown at that time. Based on Center's chat today he... more
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
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.... 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
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