Use Common Sense's Comments

Posted Monday July 05, 2010, About: Why Yankees may not wait for Lee
Every business and every household has a budget, especially a Break-Even Point. For example if a break even budget for a MLB franchise is $90 million, then why would the Millionaire owner of that team spend $30 million more a year on say an A-Rod, knowing that you will NOT recoup that loss. Any person with any common sense would not do that! I am guessing the Yankee$ Break-Even point is likely around $225-$275 Million a year (because their 2010 payroll is around $210 Million). If every MLB team had their own YES type of network to get TV revenue from, there would easily be more of a competitive balance, as an alternative to Revenue sharing. Being a fan of a team outside of the Yankee$, it bothers me that every time I pay my DirecTV bill, a portion goes towards the YES network, which inevitably pays the Yankee$. With that type of revenue coming in, the Yank$ CAN afford to keep ALL top home grown talent (Jeter, Rivera, Cano, etc.) unlike most MLB teams, AND add a few extra players (A-Roid, Sabathia, Texiera, etc.). Imagine if Derek Jeter came up the Pittsburg Pirates organization?? They could not afford to keep him! MLB is a joke, easily predictable, and that is why Football has passed it as the most profitable league in the nation.

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