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The Phillies Cash In...

Well, their new TV deal has finally been agreed upon. No official figures are out, but the consensus is that the deal will be 20-25 years in length and should be somewhere in upwards of $150M/year.

So the Phillies now make more money on television rights than the Braves spend in team salary. That's wonderful. I would expect this will have an impact on free agent negotiations league-wide, probably as soon as next season if not the tail-end of this offseason, as it seems these deals just keep getting sweeter for the teams.

If the Braves agreement is iron-clad, and the Braves president seems to think it is, this makes the extra revenue that will be generated from the new stadium that much more important. Keeping up with the Joneses just got a lot more difficult, so it's no wonder the Braves weren't allowing Atlanta to pussyfoot around the issue.

-C

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