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  • Originally posted by French Rage View Post

    Let's just bring back the classic barnstorming teams from 100 years back, except the team is in MLB. No, I don't have any earthly idea how that would actually work in practice.
    They could be the "home" team for every city without a team. They'd play 27 3-game home series each in a different city. Then every year the bottom 5 in attendance would be dropped and the next 5 added.

    Are there 27 states without an MLB team? Restrict their games to those states.
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    • The Yogi Berra documentary It Ain't Over is wonderful. I might be behind on it, but if you haven't seen it I highly recommend it.

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      • If the rumors are to be believed, Ohtani is down to the Dodgers and Blue Jays and will decide by the end of the weekend.
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        • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
          If the rumors are to be believed, Ohtani is down to the Dodgers and Blue Jays and will decide by the end of the weekend.
          SI repeated the Dodgers fan site post that Ohtani is going to Toronto; the RSN that owns the Blue Jays can afford Ohtani's $600M because they are dropping the NHL rights, which lose the equivalent.
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          • Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
            The Yogi Berra documentary It Ain't Over is wonderful. I might be behind on it, but if you haven't seen it I highly recommend it.
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            • Ohtani to the Dodgers. 10 years/700 million.

              Wild. I thought his max was 600 and that was before getting Tommy John again.
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              • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
                Ohtani to the Dodgers. 10 years/700 million.

                Wild. I thought his max was 600 and that was before getting Tommy John again.
                more power to him but that is ****ing ridiculous

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                • That's sad, I really hoped he would get a chance to play for a team that could win a WS.

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                  • Originally posted by walrus View Post

                    more power to him but that is ****ing ridiculous
                    Agreed. Most dynamic player since Ruth, but it’ll be a year before he can be a pitcher, so there’s 70M year 1 for a DH. Though there are evidently unprecedented deferrals in the deal so it won’t truly be 70M in cash. But if this isn’t just a one-time deal for a once in a century player and ends up raising salaries across the board, that’s going to create an interesting economy for a league losing its RSNs by next year for half the league. Better hope fans love paying for direct streaming or those OTA ads cash in.
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                    • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post

                      Agreed. Most dynamic player since Ruth, but it’ll be a year before he can be a pitcher, so there’s 70M year 1 for a DH. Though there are evidently unprecedented deferrals in the deal so it won’t truly be 70M in cash. But if this isn’t just a one-time deal for a once in a century player and ends up raising salaries across the board, that’s going to create an interesting economy for a league losing its RSNs by next year for half the league. Better hope fans love paying for direct streaming or those OTA ads cash in.
                      This comment makes me wonder what is gonna happen if a team truly does end up spending more than it brings in. Is it possible for a modern sports franchise to truly run itself out of business? I mean teams have been increasing their ability to print money, so where exactly is the ceiling?
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                      • Sounds like dodgers haven’t confirmed yet, and it might be due to needing physical.

                        im sure it won’t be a repeat of Correa

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                        • 35M for hitting and 35M for pitching. And he saves you a roster spot. Ohtani really is that special. Just wish he didn't go to the Yankees of the NL.
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                          • Originally posted by Bronco View Post
                            35M for hitting and 35M for pitching. And he saves you a roster spot. Ohtani really is that special. Just wish he didn't go to the Yankees of the NL.
                            I think I agree with this assessment. There's also some degree of value to the franchise in terms of marketing alone. So like, it might even be 30+30+10.

                            But it also might be a huge ****ing anchor. If he can't pitch.
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                            • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
                              But it also might be a huge ****ing anchor. If he can't pitch.
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                              • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

                                I think I agree with this assessment. There's also some degree of value to the franchise in terms of marketing alone. So like, it might even be 30+30+10.

                                But it also might be a huge ****ing anchor. If he can't pitch.
                                It is a risk, and he will likely not be as effective at year 7-10. He is still the best player in baseball assuming he comes back healthy from injury. I look back at the Miggy contract and I know it was terrible in the last 3 seasons, but that was the cost to get him at his prime, and it was well worth it even though the Tigers never won the world series.
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