Friday, January 14, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, January 14, 2022 -- "Revenue Sharing"

This is a preview of the Joe Sheehan Baseball Newsletter, an e-mail newsletter about all things baseball, featuring analysis and opinion about the game on and off the field from the perspective of the informed outsider. Joe Sheehan is a founding member of Baseball Prospectus and has been a contributor to Sports Illustrated and Baseball America. He has been writing about baseball for nearly 25 years.

Your subscription gets you the newsletter and various related features two to five days a week, more than 150 mailings (more than 200,000 words) a year full of smart, fun baseball writing that you can't find in the mainstream. Subscribers can also access the new Slack workspace, to talk baseball with me and hundreds of other Newsletter subscribers.

You can subscribe to the newsletter for one year for $59.95 using your PayPal account or major credit card.

"MLB owners share a higher percentage and a much larger amount of local revenue than their counterparts in the NFL do. MLB teams are required to put 48% of their locally derived revenue -- local media and ballpark revenue foremost among them -- into a pool that is divided equally among the 30 teams. NFL teams, however, share just 40% of ticket sales, and nothing of the ancillary revenues derived at the stadium."