- Jul 19, 2012
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"The Loria Marlins negotiated worst active local television contact in all of Major League Baseball. The Marlins currently attain around $20 million annually from FOX Sports Florida. Consider that the Rays, a few miles up north, are around $80 million under the terms of their new deal, and even that is slightly below the MLB average. That difference is a massive competitive disadvantage.
Expect the Marlins to secure a brighter future over the next two years, when a competent business leader, Chip Bowers, works towards finalizing the next deal. Though limited in their earnings by relatively weak TV ratings, the economics of regional sports networks has continued to boom, with every market reaping the benefits".
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