There are news reports that the Mets are beingfinancially hit off the field due to money loss and they are trying to handle the situation. As such, all signs point to serious offseason payroll slashing because there may not be enough money for everyone on payroll in the Mets. Besides this small setback there are some MLB rumors that reveal that the Mets may get to sign one of the next winters’ biggest prizes. Cecil Fielder who is a big legend of the game may have a son who is looking for a team to follow in his father’s footsteps.
Cecil Fielder, who is a well, recognized star in the Yankees, has a son named Prince Fielder who also loves the game like his dad. The funniest thing is that as a first choice, the father did not choose the Yankees. In several news reports that he has been quoted speaking reveal that he does not want his son playing in the Bronx. At a charity event in the Yankees stadium, Cecil Fielder was quoted saying that he wants his son to land in New York but he doesn’t think that the Yankees will have him. Instead he prefers the Mets.
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Andy Petite has been a major league pitcher for 16 years now, and as the Yankees are still waiting to see if he decides to return for yet another season, the question remains, can he still be effective at age 39 ?
Baseball is not just a sport but a profit making industry and MLB knows this pretty well. Today any team joining MLB has to shell out a minimum of $130 million or above.
It was not the same in earlier days when owing baseball teams were the prerogative of wealthy sportsman. Later because of the financial interest, related businesses like breweries who were providing complimentary goods took on franchising. But since managing a base ball team is a full time job, it only would be done by an individual with sporting interest or by partners. No corporation was officially involved. Over years the ownership model has changed and today baseball teams are owned by conglomerates like AOL Time Warner, Disney, Chicago Tribune etc. Of courser there are also multimillionaires who take up baseball as a hobby and sponsors a team. Basically it is the tax benefit that attracts the conglomerates and multimillionaires for franchising MLB teams. The other advantage especially for media giants like Disney and Chicago Tribune is that they get the rights to broadcast the games which itself runs into millions of dollars. Also by depreciating the player’s salaries from their earnings (again this too runs into millions of dollars) the companies are able to get the tax advantage. Some of the best casino bonus can be found online, such as the rainbow riches website.