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    Agreed and most importantly the ability to wrestle away exclusive TV rights from Belleville-westward that Blow Jays were handed on a silver platter by Charlie in 1976.


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    Not sure why Bell would want to get involved in a money loser. The plan is for a 32000 seat stadium at an average ticket price of $41.00CDN. That is hardly a recipe to compete with Boston and New York.
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    A well run small market team in the web business model age isn’t necessarily a money loser, and they get their occasional shot at on field glory. KC, Brewers, etc.

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    I know people who know Stevie Bronfman. He’s apparently dumb as a rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCountofMonteCristo View Post
    Not sure why Bell would want to get involved in a money loser. The plan is for a 32000 seat stadium at an average ticket price of $41.00CDN. That is hardly a recipe to compete with Boston and New York.
    The recipe for success will be to attain the drafting and development success of the 90’s Expos combined with using the luxury tax to lock players up - which didn’t exist back then.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal_Butera View Post
    The recipe for success will be to attain the drafting and development success of the 90’s Expos combined with using the luxury tax to lock players up - which didn’t exist back then.
    You have the luxury of controlling your young players for 6 full seasons . That’s the reason teams like KC can win a title when your best players are 24-27 and haven’t hit the jack pot.

    The luxury tax is not much of a factor . The threshold is what close to 200 mil which only a few teams get to anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal_Butera View Post
    The recipe for success will be to attain the drafting and development success of the 90’s Expos combined with using the luxury tax to lock players up - which didn’t exist back then.
    you cannot expect them to rely on corporate welfare to succeed
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