Originally written on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 10/21/14
When rumors about the Dodgers gargantuan new TV deal started floating around the internet yesterday, most people classified the reaction to the rumors as a "shockwave." It's true that the numbers are staggering: the deal's not finalized, but it will pay the Dodgers somewhere in the ballpark of $6-$7 billion over 25 years. That puts the annual figure in the $240-280 million ballpark, which is insane.  Over in our modest little Pittsburgh Pirate corner of the internet, the link that got passed around yesterday was Wendy Thrum's great FanGraphs article where she outlines the TV deals of every single MLB team. The Dodgers will make a quarter of a billion dollars a year from their TV deal for the next quarter century. The Pirates' TV deal will barely cover Andrew McCutchen's extension every year by the time his deal is up. That's not to say that the Pirates are making $65.5 million a year between now and 2018, that's to say that they're only ...
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