An Old Hippie

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  1. Toronto Blue Jays 2017 Outlook

    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. Toronto Blue Jays 2017 Outlook

    For the above bear in mind, that is just revenue and doesn't include operating expenses. So working capital would be much less.
  3. Toronto Blue Jays 2017 Outlook

    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. Toronto Blue Jays 2017 Outlook

    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. Toronto Blue Jays 2017 Outlook

    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. Greg Bird 2017 Outlook

    Looked good in a tailored suit?
  10. Madison Bumgarner 2016 Outlook

    I put more stock in the results after watching him pitch. I didn't know he was sick (but the Brewers aren't that good) and he looked rough in the first three innings. Then it was like he reached a point and stepped up his game. Realize that isn't a fancy graph analysis but he was just doing what an ACE does while having a bad day
  11. Fantasy Team Name Thread 2016

    Rebuilding a dynasty. Wait Till Next Year
  12. MLB.tv deals 2017

    They do blackout the local games. But I have heard there are ways around that, I've never done it, but think you have to change your address or something in your mlb account, a quick google search I'm sure will give you the details. The game isn't blacked out for me. This is the weird part though, I lose visiting team feed.. I lose the mlb.tvstation feed also. Hope you were talking about the package deal.
  13. MLB.tv deals 2017

    I am in the Twins blackout area. Strangest thing is when the Twins play at home I am blacked out of the away teams broadcast. But I still get the Twins feed as the home team which should be the first thing they black out. Then with MIL being like 450 miles from where I live I am constantly blacked out from their home game feeds.
  14. Favorite Announcers?

    Couple of things I've tried while watching the White Sox games. 1) Listen to the games with the sound completely off. While a great idea it doesn't really work as you know he is still broadcasting the game you are watching. 2)Watch a lot of Nats games and then go back to the White Sox and Hawk really won't seem that bad after listening to the Nats syrupy homerism. Ai least Hawk can be funny at times, though rarely. As said above he talks about the players he played with. To me that is great as I grew up during that time period. You never had a chance. Can't think of two worse groups to have called home games.
  15. Favorite Announcers?

    Couple of things I've tried while watching the White Sox games. 1) Listen to the games with the sound completely off. While a great idea it doesn't really work as you know he is still broadcasting the game you are watching. 2)Watch a lot of Nats games and then go back to the White Sox and Hawk really won't seem that bad after listening to the Nats syrupy homerism. Ai least Hawk can be funny at times, though rarely. As said above he talks about the players he played with. To me that is great as I grew up during that time period.