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Pirate Finances – Gladwell’s Law

Malcolm Gladwell’s Law – Journalists need to have a better grasp of financial figures in order to truly understand some of their subjects. A good place to analyze how a better understanding of finances could impact a journalist’s work is … Continue reading

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Marlins Finances: Another Year, Another $40M

Please click on image above to enlarge or print. Forbes recently released its annual Business of Baseball issue for 2009. One year ago I started this blog by looking very closely at the Forbes numbers as they pertained to the … Continue reading

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The MLB Roller Coaster

Paying close attention to a major league baseball team would cure any casual fan of any preconceived notions of how things should be. In 2009 alone, the Marlins have had 7-game winning and losing streaks. Sandwiched between two Lindstrom blown … Continue reading

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Yankee Stadium vs Marlins Stadium

The most comprehensive coverage of stadium financing that has appeared in the Miami Herald was on Feb 11th–the Herald links expire, so I copied the article at the end of this post–and it was a good example of the power … Continue reading

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Norman Braman’s Public Leak on Marlins

Wow, is Norman Braman a sore loser or what? The article in Miami Today, which quotes Mr. Braman, does not specify where the supposed 2003 Florida Marlins pro-forma financial projection was obtained, but only Freddie Mac regulators would be surprised … Continue reading

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Forbes Florida Marlins Valuation was 97.4% Accurate

I thought I had been following this issue closely, but in preparing a longer post regarding the stadium deal, I came across an amazing number in the Florida Marlins Ballpark Project Report issued on January 22, 2008 by Miami-Dade County … Continue reading

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The un-Fab Five – MLB’s Profitable Leeches

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My Interview with The Hardball Times

Please check out my interview with The Hardball Times. I owe a big thanks to John Beamer for giving me the opportunity to express my thoughts in such an extended format. Aside from hopefully making a good argument about how … Continue reading

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Florida Marlins Finances: Pigs get fat, hogs get stadiums?

Please click on the spreadsheet to enlarge or print. While most have heard of the Forbes reporting on the valuation and profitability of MLB and the Marlins, I think having their work summarized in a P&L financial statement format will … Continue reading

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Hanley Ramirez signing – Change in strategy?

Please click on spreadsheet to enlarge or print. At first glance, the signing of Hanley Ramirez appeared to signal a shift in philosophy for the Florida Marlins management. If there was going to be a shift, this would have been … Continue reading

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