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Baseball’s Most Valuable Teams 2023: Price Tags Are Up 12% Despite Regional TV Woes

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The eroding economics of regional sports networks made little difference: Major League Baseball teams are still hot assets.

Click here to read the story at Forbes.com.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What factors might influence the overall value of a professional sports franchise?
  2. According to this story, how much did the average value of a MLB franchise increase in the last year?
  3. What is revenue?
  4. Why is revenue important to MLB?
  5. Why is it important to each MLB team?
  6. How does MLB and its teams generate revenue?
  7. What is an RSN?
  8. Why are RSNs important to the economics of Major League Baseball?
  9. Why are RSNs currently a concern for MLB and its ball clubs?
  10. What is an expense?
  11. What are some expenses that MLB teams incur each year?
  12. What do you think the biggest expense is to a MLB team?
  13. Do you think all MLB teams are profitable each year?
  14. Why do you think the average value of MLB teams increased so significantly in the last year?
  15. Do you think franchise values will continue to rise? Why or why not?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.

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