What do you want explained? The Mets aren't a small market team. Again, the Mets have a very good television contract that pays them an fantastic amount of money.Originally posted by: ThePresence
Okay, fine. Explain the Mets to me.Originally posted by: RabidMongoose
Here's a tip: read up about the finances of baseball. It is virtually impossible for a small market team to generate as much money as a team like the Yankees. Even if they win 10 years in a row, they just won't be able to sustain a $200 million payroll. Why? Because their market is already small. The Yankees have an insane advantage because of their television network.Originally posted by: ThePresence
Do you know why his team generates more money than other teams? Because they win, and have been winning for years, so they built a national fanbase = more TV money. Do you know why they have been winning for so many years? Because the owner spends the money! The Mets just make my point. Sure, they may make more than other teams but they DON'T WIN. Because they DON'T SPEND. There are plenty of owners out there that are worth 10x George's. They are not willing to make the investment.Originally posted by: PlatinumGold
comon guy, you know better than that.Originally posted by: ThePresence
That's ridiculous. So it's great if Boston gets him, but terrible if NY gets him because more people will watch?!?! Insane. What makes it bad or good for the sport is the exact same thing if Boston gets him or NY. Just ask a KC fan.Originally posted by: flxnimprtmscl
I guess you didn't catch last years postseason numbers. The success of Boston made for huge boost in the overall interest of the postseason. Just in case I'm not being clear, interest in a sport = good for said sport. Can you imagine how good it would be if they actually won the championship? Personally, I don't know too many people that wouldn't like to see Boston get the monkey off their back. Arod would have brought them closer to this. Foregone conclusions as to the ultimate champion are rarely good for any sport. This is no exception. The fact that you seem to be arguing that it is just shows you to be a myopic NY fan.
Hahaha. Another ridiculous statement. Steinbrenner is playing by the rules, and he is willing to spend more than other owners. Don't hate the guy for being a great businessman. He understands that the more you spend on the team USUALLY adds up to more wins. More wins = More fans in the seats. More fans in the seats = a nice return on his investment. And not only the fans in the seats, also the TV money. It ain't about the size of the market, just ask the Mets. It's about WINNING. Fans love to root for a winner. He spends money to give them that winner.As far as Stein understanding the importance of the people who help him win, that's laughable. You're talking about a man with a spoiled, petulant mentality commonly found in 6 year olds. He's alienated Torre and Cashman, pissed off DJ earlier last year, and generally annoyed God knows how many other players and personnel in the organization. Stein understands nothing but how to sign checks. To credit him with anything more is amusing at best.
you talk as if steinbrenner is spending at a cost to himself. he can afford to spend more because his team generates more money than other teams and not necessarily because of how good they are, look at the mets, their HORRIBLE and they STILL generate more income than 60% of the teams in MLB. don't just blame other owners and say it's because they aren't willing to spend the money. the Diamondbacks no matter HOW good they are can never market to more than 8 or 9 million. the Yankees can market to about 25 million.
Anyone that says 'Hey, if small market teams spend the money, then they'll win and eventually get a large revenue stream' has no idea what they're talking about.
And your comment on personal finance shows that you have no idea what you're talking about. Again, the Yankees have the largest revenue stream - by far. Steinbrenner never uses his personal wealth to support the payroll. Why should David Glass or Pohlad do the same?
Would the Royals be able to all of a sudden get a fantastic television contract after 5 years of winning? Of course not.