An Old Hippie

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  1. But is that just baseball revenue? Or is it the corporation making that much. Quite a few corporations that pwn MLB teams keep the baseball side separate from the rest. And each department is judged on its own merit for profit/loss.
  2. For the above bear in mind, that is just revenue and doesn't include operating expenses. So working capital would be much less.
  3. That part is true in that a corporation is more interested in the bottom line which makes the shareholders happier. It might be to early for 2016 data on revenue to be publicly available lr I could be just to tired to do a proper search but here is the MLB franchises revenue from 2015. It really doesn't appear that Toronto has the revenue to have a payroll like the Dodgers. https://www.statista.com/statistics/193645/revenue-of-major-league-baseball-teams-in-2010/
  4. For the Jays to offer say EE 4/80m they need revenue of approximately 106m dollars to cover it. It isn't just a simple matter of saying 4/80m without considering the exchange rate also. We can look at 4/80m as fair but in reality, it costs the Jays more to get that 80m.
  5. Aren't contracts based on US dollars? If that is the case then Cleveland offering a 10m contract just to match the Blue Jays would need to make the offer around 13.5m to equal out for the player. Don't know if it still works that way but at one point in time Canadian teams had to overpay to get players just to sign there.
  6. Yup. Just what I was mentioning because you consider him an ace then we should also. Some just have different standards or don't include as many pitches rs into the ace category as you do. No big deal really as this started when I asked what your criteria was. For me it is Kershaw, Bumgarner, Verlander(this year especially), Scherzer, Lester, and Sale. Cueto comes close. Just because a pitcher ranks on the top twenty does not make him an ace in my opinion.
  7. Curious what qualifies a pitcher as an ACE? To me being ranked 24th or 30th doesn't provide ACE status. The rest of his counting stats don't scream wow either. For the two years you mention he has given up more than one hit per inning. He is above average but hardly an ACE. For the Twins he would be a #1 pitcher but hardly any other team would he qualify as that.
  8. Justin Turner back with the Dodgers also. Reported 4 years and 80m is the deal I saw. Still need a 2nd baseman though.
  9. Looked good in a tailored suit?
  10. Think those numbers project him into the top two SS on the season
  11. But wasn't that trade done to get Yonder a FT 1st base job? Sorry another trade that made not a whole lot of sense.
  12. I can make you feel much better. Couple of years ago I drafted in a new startup dynasty league. I can't remember the players I actually drafted in the first ten rounds, but within a month into the season nine out of the ten were on the d/l. Of that nine there were three pitchers that went down for TJ surgery. It must have been 2014 as one of the pitchers was Corbin. Long story short I got kicked out of the league for not being competitive. In reality the commissioner gave my team to one of his friends the following year.
  13. I don't know. I am just tired of trash offers. At this point in the year is there really any point in low balling? After 2 games most managers know the value of the players hasn't changed all that much. Joe WW/FA isn't all of a sudden worth a 1st and 2nd round pick. But you get offer after offer that way.
  14. Well I'm not sure anyone has already lost the job but in Philly that job seems to be up for grabs.... I'd think Jenmar gets the next crack with David Herandez and Hinojosa not pitching well already. Hector Neris is someone to keep an eye on as well. Reads post #664. He asks who will be NEXT to lose the job. I hadn't heard of anyone losing it yet this season. Was just curious.
  15. who lost the job already?