Blockbuster Trades That Will Actually Make The Dodgers Money

8/24/12 in MLB   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

May 15, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA;  Los Angeles Dodgers owner Magic Johnson laughs before the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIREThis all happened very suddenly after a ton of speculation, but it seems like the Dodgers and Red Sox have finally come very close to a deal. Players are already scratching on both sides so it seems like the the trades are imminent.

Gordon Edes, of ESPN Boston, broke the news via Twitter. He writes: This means the Dodgers, who were not cash strapped, have now taken on $263 million in guaranteed salaries. While this will make the team better, it will also make the Dodgers a more attractive team to TV networks looking to make a deal with them.

It was already projected that the Dodgers' TV rights could be worth $4 billion, and with the addition of some solid, long-term players, this deal could be worth even more!

So the $2 billion the ownership group paid for the team, and the added guaranteed salaries will take up little more than half of the TV deal alone. Not to mention the spike in ticket sales that will undoubtedly occur and the jersey sales from the slew of new players they have added.

While it may look like they added too many contracts too fast, it was actually a very savvy business deal. Well played Dodgers, well played.
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8/24/12   |   marcus_nyce   |   27717 respect

That headline / photo combo is the greatest thing I've seen on the internet in months.