Author Topic: WP: Nats MASN deal renegotations will have a huge impact  (Read 140165 times)

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Offline comish4lif

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The arbitrators (reps from three MLB teams) are expected to decide on the new MASN fees by June 1 but Boz suspects that Angelos will continue to use stall tactics.  A few points of interest:  1) the Nats have asked for $110 million per year, 2) in addition to the annual fees the teams are negotiating for a possible increase in the Nats ownership equity in MASN, and 3) whatever fees the Nats receive the Os will extract the same amount from MASN so that if the arbitrators select a high enough number it is possible that they could bankrupt the network.
Why should the O's get the same as the Nats? Bawlmer is a smaller market with less income. It should be more like 65/35 if you ask me...