Found November 03, 2011 on The Biz of Baseball:
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What is Albert Pujols or any star player worth to the bottom line? The truth is nobody really knows except the teams themselves. The data needed to tell us the answer isn’t all out there so unless you work in finance or business operations at an MLB team you can’t really tell the full story. No fan or writer knows what television contracts, suite and premium seating contracts, insurance rates, and debt services look like for an MLB team. As baseball fans we try to put a value on every play. FanGraphs, Vince Gennaro, Andrew Zimbalist, J.C. Bradbury, and Nate Silver have all published individual studies on player valuation. Their studies and my previous work have helped served as a template of what you find before you. Due to third-party-related transactions (RSN/Legends), unforeseen revenue windfalls from a new national television deal, the ramifications in the upcoming CBA (revenue sharing/luxury tax/draft slotting),and the multiplier effect on the bottom line, no numbers can be...
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