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    Great article about player's salaries

    Those who want to argue that all ball players are overpaid will certainly still do so, but I think this article is on the money.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mlb...iguel-cabrera/

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    I understand the point of the article but how many millions do you need to make to play a game? Lower salaries equaled lower ticket prices. I also understand that it isn't just the players, but the owners also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk8 View Post
    I understand the point of the article but how many millions do you need to make to play a game? Lower salaries equaled lower ticket prices. I also understand that it isn't just the players, but the owners also.
    I don't believe ticket prices have anything to do with salaries. Ticket sales are now just a drop in the bucket compared to TV revenues. Teams will charge the prices that the think make the most sense from a business perspective. The owners are playing the players a smaller fraction of the revenues than they used to, and the reality is, whether it be tickets, TV money, jersey sales or other revenue streams, baseball players are a very valuable commodity (as are all athletes).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topnotchsy View Post
    I don't believe ticket prices have anything to do with salaries. Ticket sales are now just a drop in the bucket compared to TV revenues. Teams will charge the prices that the think make the most sense from a business perspective. The owners are playing the players a smaller fraction of the revenues than they used to, and the reality is, whether it be tickets, TV money, jersey sales or other revenue streams, baseball players are a very valuable commodity (as are all athletes).
    This makes sense, I was listening to Colin Cowheard this morning and he was saying the same thing about ticket sales in reference to Johnny Manziel
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    Great read. Thanks
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    Athletes are entertainers.
    Fans don't complain when Tom Cruise or Julia Roberts make $20 million a movie for two months work.
    And sometimes they make two or three movies a year for $20 million per.

    Oprah used to make $80 million a year doing her syndicated talk show.

    David Letterman and Matt Lauer make $15-$20 million.

    A few TV actors have made a million bucks per episode.

    The top pop stars make $50 million on concert tours.

    Why are athletes criticized so much?
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