This morning while drinking my cup of coffee I read a couple of articles on the Dodgers new TV deal. so here are my thoughts.
MSTI has the best post I have read on the situation, so I recomend you read his post to get an idea on what is going on. You can read it by clicking here.
Let me try to explain it the best I can. Deadline.com's Editor in Chief, Nikki Finke reported that Fox is closing in on a TV deal with the Dodgers that has a dollar amount between $6 to $7 BILLION! Click here to read the whole article.
My first thought is that sounds good to me more money to sign Grienke. Living in Albuquerque I buy the Extra Innings package anyway because, If I didn't I wouldn't be able to see the Dodgers on TV. That was my thoughts on the first part of her post.
She goes on to write... But the sheer greed of Guggenheim’s ask on this new deal is staggering, especially when you consider it will all get passed down to the cable systems, advertisers, and ultimately consumers. The alternative for Guggenheim included higher ticket prices which would serve to only further alienate fans. Plus the new owners claim to need the money to bribe talented players to come to the mediocre Dodgers. And then there’s the sad fact that Major League Baseball teams are shifting from broadcast TV to cable networks – so fewer games will be available on free TV. Fox Sports expects to broadcast only one or two Major League Baseball games a week for the national audience next season.
My thoughts on that part of the article. I don't think it's greed and I don't like the part where she writes the new owners claim to need the money to bribe talented players to come to the mediocre Dodgers. Bribe mediocre, The Dodgers are not mediocre they have a huge fan base all over the world. I also don't you would have to bribe a player to come play for the Dodgers. That just sounds wierd BRIBE.
The other part I didn't understand is where she writes Major League Baseball teams are shifting from broadcast TV to cable networks – so fewer games will be available on free TV. Unless I am missing something Fox only shows one game a week on free TV. Like I said before if I didn't get the package it would be very hard to watch games from here in Albuquerque.
I personally think this is a good thing for Dodgers fans. The way I see it is more money for the team not to bribe players, but to aquire players. Maybe I took the article the wrong way. You read it and let me know your thoughts.
Those are my thoughts. If you Bleed Dodger Blue let me know what you think. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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