1-Man’s Opinion on Sports-Friday “The Teams-This & That”

Posted by on June 2nd, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 

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PADRES TV..Quite a day and a half in a Houston bankruptcy court,before a judge told Diamond Sports they must pay the full broadcast fees owed to the 5-teams they still control.  If they don’t,  MLB can foreclose on those rights and take them over like they did with the Padres.

PADRES REVENUE STREAM…Yes baseball is going to pay the Padres 80% of their unpaid rights fees, that amounts to about 32M but that is just for this year.  It means the Padres will be out 60M in rights fee money next year.  This streaming proposal has merit, but can you bill up to 60M in streaming rights from fans?  I doubt it.

DOWN ON THE FARM…All eyes on Lake Elsinore where 16-year old bonus baby catcher Ethan Salas has started his career in the California League.  He went single-double-walk in his debut on Wednesday.  Thursday was an (0-3) night with 2-strikeouts.

DODGERS-YANKEES…Some weekend series in LA.  Wonder if they draw  150,000 in the three game series vs Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and  Gerritt Cole.

DODGERS PITCHING…They have problems, injury problems.  And a decision to be made on Noah Syndegaard, who has lost his fastball, and cannot regain the mechanics that made him a dominant  pitcher with the Mets.  The rotation looks threadbare now with no Dustin May, an ailing Julio Urias and injuries to two of their top pitching prospects, Ryan Pepiot and Mike Grove.

ANGELS…This is a historical season for Shohei Ohtani.  He is on the mound Friday night in Houston, and the ace has a (5-1) record, a 2.94-ERA and 90-strikeouts in 65-innings so far.  And he becomes a free agent in November.  Stay tuned for the bidding war.

ANGELS BATS…Mike Trout is healthy and hitting home runs.  So is Ohtani.  A few from Hunter Renfroe.  Virtually nothing yet, for the second year in a row fro oft-injured Anthony Rendon.  Another big check for an under performing bat.


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