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Excellent Article on "overpaid" players

Postby reiser » Sun Jun 19, 2005 9:18 am

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/artic ... cleid=1325

kind of dry, but one of the best articles on Baseball economics I have ever read.
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Postby blackbearabroad » Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:09 pm

Interesting article. Having worked in accounting, i can only imagine the near limitless possibilites for disquising or writing off revenue a MLB team provides

edit: I'ld like to see these same numbers updated for some of the parks
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Postby reiser » Sun Jun 19, 2005 6:25 pm

blackbearabroad wrote: Having worked in accounting, i can only imagine the near limitless possibilites for disquising or writing off revenue a MLB team provides

edit: I'ld like to see these same numbers updated for some of the parks


I think the author points that out-this is praticularly problematic with media companies who own teams, as they can under, or overpay, depending on how they need certain companies to look. the Cubs in particular seem to barely show any profit from their WGN deal, whereas the Braves are fairly cash-rich from their TBS deal.

there's a whole series here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/libra ... /index.php

Gate receipts are here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/artic ... cleid=1294
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Postby GiantFan666 » Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:24 am

Thanks for the link! Very interesting read... Just like you said, pretty dry, but good info and there were some parts that were pretty funny.. very well written articles.
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