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    Default Is MLSE willing to spend big money on the Raps Like they did with the JAYS today?

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/86...ys-sources-say

    Wow, the Blue Jays have just pulled off one of the BIGGEST Trade in MLB history. So now that they have taken on this seriously mega deal with the Marlins, does this mean they are willing to spend big money on the Raps also in the near future? Unreal!

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    it's not run by the teachers anymore

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    Quote Miekenstien wrote: View Post
    it's not run by the teachers anymore
    Isn't Rogers the owners now? Or am i wrong in thinking that? And since the teachers union doesn't run it anymore, shouldn't it be easier to get things done as the union didn't want to spend money?

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    Quote Stahmenah_Vybz wrote: View Post
    Isn't Rogers the owners now? Or am i wrong in thinking that? And since the teachers union doesn't run it anymore, shouldn't it be easier to get things done as the union didn't want to spend money?
    for me it wasn't that the teachers didn't want to spend money it was more they wanted guaranteed profits. with luck rogers gets to "purchase" 82 games on basic cable for a "respectably negotiated" price and with the tv deals comes the excess wealth the other big players have. it is probably a lot more complicated than that but i don't know the ins and outs of those kinds of deals.

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    This could have a negative correlation... Roger's spends more money on the Jays & Leafs, less to go around for the Raps? (well not this year for the Leafs...) Its Roger's and Bell they both own MLSE.
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    I'm personally hoping that they go with the idea that it's in their best interest to field playoff teams in all 3. NOTHING brinmgs in the ratings (and ratings = ca$h) like the playoffs and NBA playoffs are always a cash cow. They really need to sell those cable packages and with the Leafs market pretty well saturated without playoffs I'm thinking more money will be used to boost the Raps, Jays and TFC as they are areas of potential growth revenue/market wise.
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    Since when did the teachers union ever own the Raptors?

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    Quote Profster wrote: View Post
    Since when did the teachers union ever own the Raptors?
    They were a majority shareholder in MLSE who recently sold their stake to Rogers and Bell.
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    Quote minks77 wrote: View Post
    They were a majority shareholder in MLSE who recently sold their stake to Rogers and Bell.
    Not the Teachers Union ... The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan. BIG difference.

    As for whether or not MLSE will spend like they did on the Jays ... MLSE doesn't own the Jays.
    Only Rogers owns the Jays. Raptors are owned by Bell & Larry Tanenbaum as well as Rogers.

    I think if the right deal were to come around, they would spend the right money. I think they always have been willing. Its just whether or not that big deal (with the right money) will ever come around. With the way Jose is playing, its possible he's drummed up some interest.
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Not the Teachers Union ... The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan. BIG difference.

    As for whether or not MLSE will spend like they did on the Jays ... MLSE doesn't own the Jays.
    Only Rogers owns the Jays. Raptors are owned by Bell & Larry Tanenbaum as well as Rogers.
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Not the Teachers Union ... The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan. BIG difference.

    As for whether or not MLSE will spend like they did on the Jays ... MLSE doesn't own the Jays.
    Only Rogers owns the Jays. Raptors are owned by Bell & Larry Tanenbaum as well as Rogers.

    I think if the right deal were to come around, they would spend the right money. I think they always have been willing. Its just whether or not that big deal (with the right money) will ever come around. With the way Jose is playing, its possible he's drummed up some interest.
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    I may be wrong, but probably the reason why rogers is willing to spend money on the Jays is because they play in the Rogers centre, which, rogers operates. so they need to fill the seats.

    They could care less about the Raps because they play in the ACC.

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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Not the Teachers Union ... The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan. BIG difference.

    As for whether or not MLSE will spend like they did on the Jays ... MLSE doesn't own the Jays.
    Only Rogers owns the Jays. Raptors are owned by Bell & Larry Tanenbaum as well as Rogers.

    I think if the right deal were to come around, they would spend the right money. I think they always have been willing. Its just whether or not that big deal (with the right money) will ever come around. With the way Jose is playing, its possible he's drummed up some interest.
    I hope they will but with all this money tied up with the guys we have, they will need to pull off a deal such as this to get anyone of substance here. THen we, the fans are going to ask why we spent all this money once again. LOL

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    Quote Stahmenah_Vybz wrote: View Post
    I hope they will but with all this money tied up with the guys we have, they will need to pull off a deal such as this to get anyone of substance here. THen we, the fans are going to ask why we spent all this money once again. LOL
    The NBA is different than MLB in terms of trades though. MLB you can take on as much Salary as you want, as long as the owner is cool with it. In the NBA, in order to take on salary, you must either have the full space available to absorb it, or be able to send back an equal amount of salary as is coming in. So having some larger contracts means we'll have pieces to send out that will add up to a nice big Fish. This is how my optimistic brain works, anyway.
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    little off topic here but just a nice write up about DeMar. http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/2...erozan_growth/

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    I think that with the dwindling hope that the Leafs are going to have a season, MLSE must be looking at this as a large revenue loss, one great way to recoupe that revenue is to boost sales in other sporting avenues.

    While the NBA is a little bit of a tougher and more expensive market, let's see what MLSE will potentially do with TFC, that's the club I'm interested to see if any significant movement happens. They have a good fan base and still a good attendance record, despite not making the playoffs in 6 years. They're dead last usually. And they've had coaching issues since day 1 (I believe, not a big TFC fan).

    I believe MLSE is merely trying to mitigate any future losses from the Leafs, which could result in a ticket price drop for the Raptors if they continue to lose, whereas, a trade in the blockbuster arena is doubtful. I say that only because I can't see MGMT spending a lot of money on a team that is currently 2-6, in the toughest division, injury plagued, and not a single game has been picked up by an American broadcaster. It doesn't spell return on investment.

    This is just my 2 cents, take it for what it's worth (probably 1 cent).

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    Quote pillowmint wrote: View Post
    This is just my 2 cents, take it for what it's worth (probably 1 cent).

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    Quote pillowmint wrote: View Post
    I can't see MGMT spending a lot of money on a team that is currently 2-6, in the toughest division, injury plagued, and not a single game has been picked up by an American broadcaster. It doesn't spell return on investment.
    Bellogers (See what I did there?) wouldn't get any financial boost from the American viewership on ESPN or NBC etc. And vice-versa. It doesn't make sense for the American Networks to pick our games and give away half of the possible Viewership numbers.
    And NBATV (American Network) has picked up a few of our games already this year.
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    Quote Stahmenah_Vybz wrote: View Post
    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/86...ys-sources-say

    Wow, the Blue Jays have just pulled off one of the BIGGEST Trade in MLB history. So now that they have taken on this seriously mega deal with the Marlins, does this mean they are willing to spend big money on the Raps also in the near future? Unreal!
    Great thread you've started and I'm sure the news of the Jays getting involved in a mega deal will raise a lot of questions about sports in Toronto. It would make sense for Rogers/Bell to put money into their investment seeing as how success can only breed profitability for them.

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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    Great thread you've started and I'm sure the news of the Jays getting involved in a mega deal will raise a lot of questions about sports in Toronto. It would make sense for Rogers/Bell to put money into their investment seeing as how success can only breed profitability for them.
    Thank you very much. Thought it might be interested to some on here. It was interested to me as I am both a baseball fan, Canadian Product, lol and Basketball fan. I forgot thought that it was both Rogers and Bell who own the team. Which to me is strange because I thought Rogers and Bell competed against each other business wise! Strange.

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