07-18-2012, 02:43 PM #1
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Competitive Balance Lottery
Are we really a bigger market and bigger revenue team than all of them awarded? http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/0...rade+Rumors%29
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07-18-2012, 03:47 PM #2
I wonder how they compute revenue?
I'd have to guess our revenue is way up with the new stadium.
Wikipedia says we are the 16th largest metro area in the country by population (2010 census)
07-18-2012, 04:06 PM #3
07-18-2012, 04:54 PM #4
I suspect some of those formulae are complex
The Bay area for example is a huge market with a pretty high income level but the A's have been sucky as far as revenue goes. So is Detroit, but that area is financially depressed. Diamondbacks in that list are somewhat of a puzzle to me. And of course what'shisface would have to find a way to include the cheeseheads (his beloved former team)-----
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07-18-2012, 04:58 PM #5
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07-18-2012, 04:59 PM #6
And almost nobody lives north of Green Bay. I'd say Milwaukee not only has every right to be on that list, I'd argue they deserve the top slot.
07-18-2012, 05:04 PM #7
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07-18-2012, 06:18 PM #10
Anyway, the point still stands. Milwaukee is not only the smallest MLB metro, it's also squeezed on three sides by either geography or another team.
07-18-2012, 06:31 PM #11
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At the same time it's hard to argue that the Minneapolis/StPaul should be one of the small market areas. The Twins were low revenue for a long time because of an awful stadium deal but the TC area is a strong market.
07-18-2012, 06:58 PM #12
Would be interesting to see how they define "market". For example, for TV market, Iowa is included in: Twins, Brewers, Cubs, White Sox, Cardinals and Royals.
So do the markets overlap?
I suspect Oakland qualifies on revenue (one of 10 lowest) and, if revenue includes TV contracts, those figures can always shift dramatically as new deals are made.
It doesn't surprise me that Minnesota would not be in the 10 lowest in either revenue or market size.
07-18-2012, 06:59 PM #13
Oh, and as I read it, the teams that qualify are in the 10 lowest in EITHER revenue or market size.
So you could have a big market team with lower revenues that qualifies.
Here's a link to an MLB.com article that explains it pretty well.
Looks like Detroit got into the 2nd round because their revenues were low enough to qualify for revenue sharing:
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Milwaukee (and a lot of the state of Wisconsin) are also very large supporters of the Braves, based on the previous status of the team there and their success while in Milwaukee. Typically Braves/Brewers is a very, very good draw in Milwaukee, moreso than some of their more regional competitors (Twins, Cubs, etc.).Staff Writer for Tomahawktake.com, come check it out!
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07-20-2012, 08:42 PM #20Staff Writer for Tomahawktake.com, come check it out!