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#41 USAFChief

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 09:39 PM

The teams will recoup that money somehow, remember the teams don't pay the salaries the fans do. Adding 8 million in payroll would raise the tickets of the major league games by about a dollar give or take.


Ticket sales don’t work that way. Teams already charge what they think maximizes revenue. If they thought they would increase revenue by charging $1 more, they would already be doing so, but their internal sales and marketing staff tells them not to, because decreased sales at the higher price would actually result in less revenue, not more.

You’re correct that the teams would get the money from somewhere though...most likely by reducing major league payroll. Which is probably highly correlated to why the MLBPA doesn’t fight the issue.
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Posted 30 November 2018 - 10:41 PM

Oh good. I hadn’t read a “Pohlads are cheap thread” in a while. Let’s go sign someone for let’s say $23 million a season and then listen to fans bitch that he takes too much payroll and doesn’t hit 35 HRs.

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 11:58 PM

 

Oh good. I hadn’t read a “Pohlads are cheap thread” in a while. Let’s go sign someone for let’s say $23 million a season and then listen to fans bitch that he takes too much payroll and doesn’t hit 35 HRs.

not relevant to the discussion, actually

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 04:52 AM

 

It's ADDITIONAL $8 million, not $8 million total.

the math doesn't even come close to adding up. Milb ballplayers make 10-20K/yr. 8 Million dollars only gives 100 minor leaguers the raise that you are talking about. There aren't nearly enough players on the 40 man roster to reduce the total number of minor leaguers needing a raise to 100. 8M/yr/team is a much closer estimate.

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 11:16 AM



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Posted 11 December 2018 - 11:39 PM

So far, every player that has signed has received more AAV than projected.

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