Honestly, I'm more pissed that we were unable to sign Glavine, pretty much for the same reasons you talked about. Heck, we weren't even able to say something likey, "Tommy, once we get payroll cleared, we'll give you a deal worth $7 million, how's that sound?" or the like.Dawgpound 1613 wrote:It is amazing that MLB is flush with cash and yet the Braves payroll has stayed at $80M for 4+ years now, despite getting close to $70M alone in revenue just from MLB national TV rights and tickets sales (2.4 million tix at $17/average ticket price + $25M in revenue from the new TV contract and MLB.com). Throw in local rights fees for TV and radio and all revenue from parking, concessions, memorabilia, ads, etc. and I'd be pretty pissed to be a Braves fan right now that they wouldn't allow JS to go above $80M at all in the hopes that they could trade Giles during ST to get below $80M.
Screw you, Liberty Media.