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The Clubhouse / Re: WP: Nats MASN deal renegotations will have a huge impact
« Last post by UMDNats on Yesterday at 05:26:09 PM »
Marketing to a state where they two largest cities each have teams at opposite ends of the state seems like a losing proposition

People far and wide think of Baltimore as a crap city with really annoying football fans so I'm sure JoePa Jr. in State College is ready to pledge allegiance to Birdland.
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I'm not sure this comes out as a total sale.  I could see the Rays headed up there with Sternberg retaining a minority stake, thus reducing the buy-in.  Angelos could come in as another minority owner with someone with any - please, any - actual connections to Nashville up front.
gotta think that Nashville would be worth more than the Os, and that Angelos might want to take some money out of the eventual Os sale.  If that's true, then he could be a minority owner in the Nashville franchise, perhaps in exchange for his majority stake in the Os plus absolution for some or all of the money owed in the MASN reset.
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A smart staff could market harder in central Pennsylvania and east and west from the mountains to the coast. But either way, the current powers that be in MLB could solve the immediate issue and then leave them as a relocation stalking horse going forward.

A big difference in these markets both in keeping the team and getting stadium deals done was the amount of clout to the city has over the state. The main reason for the 60s expansion and the later relocation out of here seemed to relate in large part to not having any powerful congressmen and governors to make MLB think twice as well as come up with enough of a sweetheart deal to make a difference.

The Colts move was kind of the opening salvo for the latest NFL relocation and stadium chasing wave. I think birdland may get a lot of political chances at that to not have the same occur.

Marketing to a state where they two largest cities each have teams at opposite ends of the state seems like a losing proposition
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The Red Loft / Re: NBA 2022-23
« Last post by imref on Yesterday at 04:56:06 PM »
ESPN's Marc Stein reporting the Nets are looking at expanding the Kyrie trade to include Toronto. They would send Dinwiddie and picks for Fred VanVleet.
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I suspect that MLB forces a partnership similar to how they forced John Henry onto Werner and Otten to buy the Red Sox.  The trick will be to give Angelos enough while also making it clear this is MLB's first black-owned team.  Maybe a right of first refusal or an option. I'm not smart enough business-wise to figure this out.

I'm not sure this comes out as a total sale.  I could see the Rays headed up there with Sternberg retaining a minority stake, thus reducing the buy-in.  Angelos could come in as another minority owner with someone with any - please, any - actual connections to Nashville up front.
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The Clubhouse / Re: WP: Nats MASN deal renegotations will have a huge impact
« Last post by UMDNats on Yesterday at 04:01:17 PM »
I suspect that MLB forces a partnership similar to how they forced John Henry onto Werner and Otten to buy the Red Sox.  The trick will be to give Angelos enough while also making it clear this is MLB's first black-owned team.  Maybe a right of first refusal or an option. I'm not smart enough business-wise to figure this out.

I just can't see John Angelos, a known POS, being amiable for that. You're right that MLB could make terms, but the Angelos family as a whole are complete bastards so I'd be shocked if he lets like Dave Stewart get credit or recognition.
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The Clubhouse / Re: 2022-2023 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Last post by JCA-CrystalCity on Yesterday at 03:52:04 PM »
Nats/Robles reach a deal to avoid arbitration. Terms not yet available.
deal is, "you avoid being asked to take a dip off the Douglas Bridge in cement shoes, and take more money than you could possibly get if we had released you instead of offering arbitration."
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Is Baltimore viable without the MASN deal? It's a minuscule market that would have an almost non-excitant media footprint

A smart staff could market harder in central Pennsylvania and east and west from the mountains to the coast. But either way, the current powers that be in MLB could solve the immediate issue and then leave them as a relocation stalking horse going forward.

A big difference in these markets both in keeping the team and getting stadium deals done was the amount of clout to the city has over the state. The main reason for the 60s expansion and the later relocation out of here seemed to relate in large part to not having any powerful congressmen and governors to make MLB think twice as well as come up with enough of a sweetheart deal to make a difference.

The Colts move was kind of the opening salvo for the latest NFL relocation and stadium chasing wave. I think birdland may get a lot of political chances at that to not have the same occur.
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That seems like a decent hunch, but an expansion team in Nashville with John Angelos in charge seems really aggressive for where MLB to Nashville stands right now. The "group" pushing for it locally has been very loud in their desire to be the first black-owned MLB team (aka they are forcing any potential owners to include them) and an Angelos kid bringing a team here is a surefire way to start with complete apathy. Plus, the state and city are paying for a new Titans stadium and I'm not sure Angelos has the money, desire or interest in self-funding a stadium in the suburbs. The Titans stadium has been a super hot issue and there's not really a good place downtown for a stadium, though this is probably a Cobb County-type situation for MLB anyways if you know what I mean.

Also does Manfred have the energy, ability or interest in working out a deal like this? He is lazy, unimaginative and disinterested in actually doing commissioner-type work.
I suspect that MLB forces a partnership similar to how they forced John Henry onto Werner and Otten to buy the Red Sox.  The trick will be to give Angelos enough while also making it clear this is MLB's first black-owned team.  Maybe a right of first refusal or an option. I'm not smart enough business-wise to figure this out.
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The Clubhouse / Re: 2022-2023 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Last post by imref on Yesterday at 03:28:58 PM »
Nats/Robles reach a deal to avoid arbitration. Terms not yet available.
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