Tampa's TV deal is worth $80 million a year
by Brew City Domer (2019-01-11 12:56:33)

In reply to: Only about 1/2 the teams make money though  posted by 84david

Starts at "only" $50 million in 2019, but averages $82 million over the life of the deal. I can't find a recent link, but they received almost $35 million per year in revenue sharing from 2012-2015. Last season they spent $95 million on payroll. They currently have $13 million in committed payroll for this season, $2 million of which is old deferred comp for Evan Longoria. If the MLB contracts Tampa, it'll be because they never bothered to pony up for a real stadium, not because you can't make money fielding a baseball team in Tampa.