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(03-29-2012 09:31 PM)fulltritty Wrote: According to Forbes, the Dodgers are only worth $1.4 billion. The Yankees, of course, is the franchise worth the most at $1.85 billion.
(03-29-2012 06:03 AM)elfeo013 Wrote: if Magic has any more money left... he should pay for more police officers to be at Dodger stadium to keep the gang bangers in check. Impossible to wear a non-dodger jersey there without something happening to you or people that are with you.
(03-29-2012 11:01 PM)mickey7mantle7 Wrote: Yup, agreed. The "Johnson Group" OVER PAID obviously. They should be able to get that franchise turned around though and make tons of $$ in the long run.
The next highest bidder was about 600 million behind.. Lol. Insane either way you look at it.
Honestly, if I won the MEGA MILLION DOLLAR LOTTERY, which is at 365 million i think, I would probably look to invest in something like that for sure.
Also, I think MJ had to sell his portion of the Laker's to get into the mix of things.
(03-30-2012 12:13 AM)Blue_Horde Wrote: First off I want to say I am a Dodgers fan and I might be a little biased in my opinion. The way I look at this is like a baseball card. The card books for 1.4 billion but its a 1/1. The card shows up on ebay and if you want it, you know you might have to overbid. There is no guarantee you will ever see this card again so you bid 30% above book value to make sure you get it. In this case, we are talking about the Dodgers. One of Americas greatest franchises. Its almost a guarantee that they will be making tons of money in the future. Most if not all fans will be back at the stadium this year. We have to remember that other than last year, the Dodgers usually placed first and sometimes second in overall attendance. People in LA love the Dodgers. It sounds like a lot of money now, but eventually this franchise will return to its former glory. I hope...
(03-30-2012 01:15 AM)shezdoni Wrote: I am a dodgers fan as well (especially when Nomo was on the team), however there is no way that they are going to be able to recoup that money, unless they basically sell the team for the Tv rights.
They Spent 2.15 billion for the team, and inherited almost 750 million in debt, and not only that, sold the most valuable part, the parking lots and land around the stadium (250 + acres) to McCourt and his buddies for a measley $150 million, now they are going to have to raise parking prices, to pay the rent on the lots, concession prices, (a hotdog, will be outrageous, let alone a beer, etc...) and ticket prices to the game, I foresee more and more families, not going to games, except for maybe once a year.
they are really going to have to make a killing on the TV rights, to even come close to being able to afford the team, and drop all relationship with frank mcCourt and his buisness.
(03-30-2012 01:40 AM)Blue_Horde Wrote: I agree with most of the things you mentioned and I believe they will make a killing on tv rights. I've read articles that state they expect the tv rights to be auctioned for around 4 billion. Maybe even more. The Dodgers do not have to recover the money in a year. They will eventually recover over time. I think the right group bought the team and I think things will get better once they start winning.