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Old 11-18-2013, 07:41 PM
 
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Im confused, am I missing something? Why isn't every team analyzed. Seems like a lot of teams and cities are missing here.
Only teams that have moved since 1960. Teams like Red Socks and Cubs have been in their stadiums a 100 years.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Only teams that have moved since 1960. Teams like Red Socks and Cubs have been in their stadiums a 100 years.
Well what if they haven't moved in that time frame but aren't near the city center like the Texas Rangers. Seemed that would help really assess the situation as a whole.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:35 AM
 
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Well what if they haven't moved in that time frame but aren't near the city center like the Texas Rangers. Seemed that would help really assess the situation as a whole.
Go build that chart then. To me it was very valuable to see the trend of in-town moves by MLB teams when comparing the Braves' in-town relocation.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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You guys see that Tim Hudson has left? According to what I heard on the news, the Braves wouldn't or couldn't match the offer from the Giants.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:43 AM
 
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Creative Loafing's new issue focuses on the Braves move:
Braves New World | Cover Story | Creative Loafing Atlanta
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Home of the Braves
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You guys see that Tim Hudson has left? According to what I heard on the news, the Braves wouldn't or couldn't match the offer from the Giants.
Yeah, pretty tough for a team like the Braves to give a 38-year-old pitcher coming off a season-ending injury a two-year deal worth $23 million. Good for him, though.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Creative Loafing's new issue focuses on the Braves move:
Braves New World | Cover Story | Creative Loafing Atlanta
I haven't read it yet, but the subhead sums up the situation nicely (from my perspective anyway):

"A tax-averse suburban county is clamoring to build a publicly funded stadium, a professional baseball team is fleeing a resurgent city, and the mayor seems cool with demolishing a 16-year-old former Olympic complex. Welcome to Bizarroville."
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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I haven't read it yet, but the subhead sums up the situation nicely (from my perspective anyway):

"A tax-averse suburban county is clamoring to build a publicly funded stadium, a professional baseball team is fleeing a resurgent city, and the mayor seems cool with demolishing a 16-year-old former Olympic complex. Welcome to Bizarroville."
Technically it will be 21 years old by 2017 but it's still a really dumb idea.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Technically it will be 21 years old by 2017 but it's still a really dumb idea.
Yeah... and good catch on the age of the stadium.
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:04 AM
 
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Thats what the new tv contracts are doing to salaries and the real reason the Braves are moving. They are locked in long term in the worst tv contract and needed to find revenue another way.

Dodgers Send Shock Waves Through Local TV Landscape | FanGraphs Baseball

You will see the Dodgers get $240m per year, even the lowly Astros get $80m per year.

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Yeah, pretty tough for a team like the Braves to give a 38-year-old pitcher coming off a season-ending injury a two-year deal worth $23 million. Good for him, though.
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