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Offline Ray D

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« Reply #150: February 21, 2017, 03:58:13 PM »
Casey Stern just basically said "LAC" on Inside Pitch (XM 89 - MLB Network Radio).   He said that he would be really upset at the way the Nationals organization is run (were he a Nats' fan).  We have no excuse for running the franchise this way and we are in the same financial bracket as the Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs, Dodgers, etc.


When I turn to MLB XM, if Casey Stern is on I usually flip to another station right away.  He usually doesn't have much interesting to say.  Having acquired Wieters and with a good chance of getting Robinson, we will have put together a top 3 team - I don't think any teams other than Cubs or Dodgers can make a credible claim to be as good.   And we're supposed to be unhappy?

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« Reply #151: February 21, 2017, 04:01:37 PM »
Casey Stern just basically said "LAC" on Inside Pitch (XM 89 - MLB Network Radio).  He said that he would be really upset at the way the Nationals organization is run (were he a Nats' fan).  We have no excuse for running the franchise this way and we are in the same financial bracket as the Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs, Dodgers, etc.
How can they financially be the equal of those other teams with the MASN deal?

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« Reply #152: February 21, 2017, 04:05:06 PM »
How can they financially be the equal of those other teams with the MASN deal?

The lucrative stadium deal the Lerner's got when they bought the team.

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« Reply #153: February 21, 2017, 04:13:19 PM »
The lucrative stadium deal the Lerner's got when they bought the team.
Still the MASN agreement is not what those other teams have.

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« Reply #154: February 21, 2017, 04:14:59 PM »
At least he got to 9 clinching games.

More than that...he won at least 3...

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« Reply #155: February 21, 2017, 04:17:36 PM »
Still the MASN agreement is not what those other teams have.

I think the rub is that they are penny-wise and pound-foolish...

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« Reply #156: February 21, 2017, 04:21:00 PM »
Still the MASN agreement is not what those other teams have.

They have the stadium naming rights and they have yet to sell them to anyone because the dollars offered weren't enough. What the hell is their problem there?

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« Reply #157: February 21, 2017, 04:23:47 PM »
They have the stadium naming rights and they have yet to sell them to anyone because the dollars offered weren't enough. What the hell is their problem there?

Nobody wants to come here...not even the sponsors...

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« Reply #158: February 21, 2017, 04:31:47 PM »
Nobody wants to come here...not even the sponsors...

Trump < face palm > Why didn't I think of his empire earlier?  :mg:

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« Reply #159: February 21, 2017, 04:34:26 PM »
Politics in the Politics thread.

Trump < face palm > Why didn't I think of his empire earlier?  :mg:

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« Reply #160: February 21, 2017, 04:39:56 PM »
Politics in the Politics thread.

Dude, lighten up already.  :cheers:

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« Reply #161: February 21, 2017, 04:42:57 PM »
I'm good.

Keep politics in the Politics thread.

Dude, lighten up already.  :cheers:

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« Reply #162: February 21, 2017, 04:47:42 PM »
I'm good.

Keep politics in the Politics thread.


Hold up, before getting triggered, the suggestion was for Trump to be a ballpark name sponsor, a legitimate proposal considering that the new hotel just opened in DC. Trump as a brand is separate from Trump as president.

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« Reply #163: February 21, 2017, 04:49:25 PM »
Hold up, before getting triggered, the suggestion was for Trump to be a ballpark name sponsor, a legitimate proposal considering that the new hotel just opened in DC. Trump as a brand is separate from Trump as president.

The Itkin brothers approve...

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« Reply #164: February 21, 2017, 04:49:56 PM »
Not triggered. DCFan just has a hard time keeping politics in Uncensored. Spread it around as far and wide as you want there (unless the thread says "the object, not the politics").

Hold up, before getting triggered, the suggestion was for Trump to be a ballpark name sponsor, a legitimate proposal considering that the new hotel just opened in DC. Trump as a brand is separate from Trump as president.

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« Reply #165: February 21, 2017, 04:49:58 PM »
They have the stadium naming rights and they have yet to sell them to anyone because the dollars offered weren't enough. What the hell is their problem there?

Can't figure that one out. Audi is giving the United something like $60 million for 12 years. The Nats rights would have to be worth 4-5x more. That's a lot of free agent money.

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« Reply #166: February 21, 2017, 04:50:57 PM »
Not triggered. DCFan just has a hard time keeping politics in Uncensored.


OK, I was unaware, just noting that in this particular case that rule would not apply.

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« Reply #167: February 21, 2017, 04:51:49 PM »
It really is hard to figure. Are we sure the Lerners have control over naming rights?

They must.

Can't figure that one out. Audi is giving the United something like $60 million for 12 years. The Nats rights would have to be worth 4-5x more. That's a lot of free agent money.

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« Reply #168: February 21, 2017, 04:54:45 PM »
Can't figure that one out. Audi is giving the United something like $60 million for 12 years. The Nats rights would have to be worth 4-5x more. That's a lot of free agent money.

Nats fans apparently aren't Audi's target market... 


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« Reply #169: February 21, 2017, 04:56:31 PM »
Nats fans apparently aren't Audi's target market... 


They got me.

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« Reply #170: February 21, 2017, 04:59:34 PM »
Are we sure the Lerners have control over naming rights?

100% sure.

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« Reply #171: February 21, 2017, 05:08:10 PM »
We have no excuse for running the franchise this way and we are in the same financial bracket as the Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs, Dodgers, etc.


If he really thinks we're in the same financial bracket as those teams, he's an idiot

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Re: Lerners are Cheap - 2017
« Reply #172: February 21, 2017, 05:39:03 PM »
Casey Stern just basically said "LAC" on Inside Pitch (XM 89 - MLB Network Radio).  He said that he would be really upset at the way the Nationals organization is run (were he a Nats' fan).  We have no excuse for running the franchise this way and we are in the same financial bracket as the Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs, Dodgers, etc.

no, we are a notch below in terms of team revenues.  We are in the next tier.  We don't behave that way, but that's where we should be.

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« Reply #173: February 21, 2017, 05:58:26 PM »
It would make sense, but I've never seen it discussed by experts anywhere. I mean, what are they waiting for? How big an offer do they need? Or maybe no one wants to make one anymore? There's only so many big corporations that are willing to get virtually nothing except a sign in return for multiple tens of millions.

100% sure.

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« Reply #174: February 26, 2017, 08:01:39 AM »
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