Snarly's Gaming Rival!!
- Dec 8, 2016
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In person viewing at the outrageously priced and government purchased venues continues to dwindle, albeit, slowly.. Like most of the players contracts, the change is lazily moving, but, at a rate that is more than manageable and just a shade slower than the in person attendance is dwindling... At most.. a couple three / four percent annually in both directions in a twelve plus BILLION dollar business.. The mass media outlets contribute more than any other revenue stream while online streaming ventures are growing faster than ANYTHING. So.. when someone whines about the lack of fannies in the seats (equated to not enough money to spend on players) or you're one of the hundreds reading whatever Paul Hoynes wants to post in an article on attendance..I'm pretty certain Mr. Dolan will happily have each edition framed for Hoynesie's office..
The cap is tied to the revenue.. just as @jup pointed out..
Think about this.. the Dodgers' affiliations with their local revenue streams generate three times as much as ALL the players on their teams, ( minors included), the management group, the on field, instructional, scouting, R & D, etc, ad infinitum are paid for with the profits of the club.. and that's before a single ticket is purchased.. It's not a mystery to see why the players are adversarial.. They don't know how much for sure.. but it's a helluva lot more than even half of what they're getting.. and there isn't a golden goose without the players...
The only area of cost that is out of control is the free agent players.. they continue onward and upward with an unfettered rise in salary. This is serious enough to kill this golden goose.. that is the issue.. Francisco Lindor at $ 34.1 MM/year.. up from $ 20.. and that's after a DOWN season.. a 70% increase !. for what?. Trevor Bauer.. $ 42 MM and a player opt in @ $ 32 MM.. outrageous.. The good news on these kinds of deals.. there are so few of them.. An accounting projection stated (i don't recall or have the source for this, but, I will look for it) that the Owners crush it at fully burdened player costs at 53 % of total revenues.. and do pretty well at 58 % of total revenues.. Right now..the Players are getting about 43 %. This number might be high..
If baseball (players and owners) is to survive its fiscal insanity.. owners need to reign in the "splash" spending.. and get a model that represents a cooperative understanding and system that the players can live with.. Right now..it's just nuts !... btw.. that's what this CBA is about.. We'll see...
@ 180 MM per team w/ 30 teams.. that's % 5.4 billion.. where did the other 6.6 Billion go?..
@Lee where ya hiding the other 6.6 billion? We all know you are hiding it somewhere!
All joking aside, there needs some fixing to the system overall, but can we find something that won't cause a strike/work shortage that's within reason? Baseball will be shooting themselves in the foot (almost like shooting themselves in the leg) if they don't get things figured out in time. I don't like nor trust Manfred either, so I just feel like nothing will get done to change things in the direction the fans want in theory at the end of the day...