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  • MLB and ESPN Agree to 8 year TV Deal Worth $5.6 BILLION

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/ey...illion-tv-deal

    God, I hate ESPN broadcasts. Obviously they're not going away any time soon.
    My top 10 players:

    1. Babe Ruth
    2. Barry Bonds
    3. Ty Cobb
    4. Ted Williams
    5. Willie Mays
    6. Alex Rodriguez
    7. Hank Aaron
    8. Honus Wagner
    9. Lou Gehrig
    10. Mickey Mantle

  • #2
    I saw somewhere that this deal amounts to about 23m per team per year. That's a pretty good deal for MLB especially considering the mediocre coverage of the sport provided by EvilSPN.

    Can we get back to talking about the NFL now?
    If I had only spent a tenth of the time studying Physics that I spent learning Star Wars and Baseball trivia, I would have won the Nobel Prize.

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    • #3
      5.6 billion for all 30 teams and rumored 4 billion regional deal for the Dodgers

      hmmmm
      1. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that many players are over-rated due to inflated stats from offensive home parks (and eras)
      2. Strat-O-Matic Baseball Player, Collector and Hobbyist since 1969, visit my strat site: http://forums.delphiforums.com/GamersParadise
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      • #4
        Originally posted by 9RoyHobbsRF View Post
        5.6 billion for all 30 teams and rumored 4 billion regional deal for the Dodgers

        hmmmm
        You're lowballing the Dodgers next TV deal--it could be upwards EIGHT Billion over 20 years according to Forbes.
        http://www.forbes.com/sites/prishe/2...pending-spree/

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        I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
        - Walt Whitman

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 9RoyHobbsRF View Post
          5.6 billion for all 30 teams and rumored 4 billion regional deal for the Dodgers

          hmmmm
          A regional deal is 162 games per year.

          How many games per year will ESPN be showing?
          My top 10 players:

          1. Babe Ruth
          2. Barry Bonds
          3. Ty Cobb
          4. Ted Williams
          5. Willie Mays
          6. Alex Rodriguez
          7. Hank Aaron
          8. Honus Wagner
          9. Lou Gehrig
          10. Mickey Mantle

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          • #6
            Let's hope MLB doesn't extend their Fox contract.
            Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

            If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
              A regional deal is 162 games per year.

              How many games per year will ESPN be showing?
              LA is 10-12 million tops

              how big is the USA?

              and to answer your question, I have seen 3-5 a day some days like opening day

              and every yankee -red sox game and a zillion others
              1. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that many players are over-rated due to inflated stats from offensive home parks (and eras)
              2. Strat-O-Matic Baseball Player, Collector and Hobbyist since 1969, visit my strat site: http://forums.delphiforums.com/GamersParadise
              3. My table top gaming blog: http://cary333.blogspot.com/

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              • #8
                In all seriousness the Sunday night games need to be on ABC. They are in desperate need of major sports coverage, and I think ABC having some share of MLB rights (which would also include alternating rights to each LCS, the All-Star Game, and the World Series) could also keep the NBA on the network past 2016. The NBA has not been pleased with ABC losing so much sports coverage to ESPN or other networks, and they are reportedly flirting with Fox to become the new OTA home of the NBA.
                The playoffs should expand eventually, but only if MLB itself expands.

                See my blog for more info.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PF#9 View Post
                  In all seriousness the Sunday night games need to be on ABC. They are in desperate need of major sports coverage, and I think ABC having some share of MLB rights (which would also include alternating rights to each LCS, the All-Star Game, and the World Series) could also keep the NBA on the network past 2016. The NBA has not been pleased with ABC losing so much sports coverage to ESPN or other networks, and they are reportedly flirting with Fox to become the new OTA home of the NBA.
                  Ahhh...fond memories of my childhood! I was 10 years old when this game aired.

                  Last edited by Honus Wagner Rules; 09-10-2012, 06:53 PM.
                  Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by PF#9 View Post
                    In all seriousness the Sunday night games need to be on ABC. They are in desperate need of major sports coverage, and I think ABC having some share of MLB rights (which would also include alternating rights to each LCS, the All-Star Game, and the World Series) could also keep the NBA on the network past 2016. The NBA has not been pleased with ABC losing so much sports coverage to ESPN or other networks, and they are reportedly flirting with Fox to become the new OTA home of the NBA.
                    Aren't ABC and ESPN under the same parent company?
                    "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
                      Aren't ABC and ESPN under the same parent company?
                      Yes--they're both owned by Walt Disney.
                      I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
                      - Walt Whitman

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jnakamura View Post
                        Yes--they're both owned by Walt Disney.
                        And technically, there is no more ABC Sports (IIRC). ESPN produces whatever is seen on ABC stations (I know this is the case for college football, you always hear them say "ESPN on ABC" or something like that.

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                        • #13
                          Fox & TBS are both on the verge of new extensions as well. With ESPN putting out $700M annually in this new deal, Fox will be adding $500M and TBS will put $300M into the fray. That's a nice round number of $1.5B annually which is roughly 111% more than the $711M MLB receives under the current deals.

                          With MLB’s national media rights revenues part of the league’s central funds that are distributed evenly to all 30 clubs, each one will see $50 million annually, or an additional $26.28 million each year over the $23.72 million they currently see. These numbers are estimates until the new contracts are actually signed.
                          "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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