jayman wrote:Anyone know what MLB charges to licensing team names?
How about what MLBPA charges for player names?
Just curious about those two things.
In the end, we the end users, may end up paying nothing to continue playing fantasy baseball. Think about it, how much does it cost Google to provide 2GB of email space? So, Yahoo or sportsline have to cough up $2 million for licensing, big deal, their fantasy sports sales have probably been climbing every year... it's a cost of doing business.
I agree, Yahoo will absorb this cost due to a few reasons. First, they are profitting heavily off Stat-Tracker I'm sure. Plus, do they really want to lose all of those website hits full of advertisements? I think not.
I could see the stat-tracker price being raised a few dollars, but besides that there will always be free leagues IMO. $2M to Yahoo is nothing compared to the amounts that fantasy baseball brings to their sites I'm sure.
In fact, if anyone from yahoo is reading this, the only reason I have not changed my home page from Yahoo to Google is solely due to fantasy baseball being hosted on Yahoo. Google has everything else Yahoo does, so there's their incentive to keep it free.