quote: I don't think you overvalue the Braves at all. They have fans all over the freaking place and dominate the southeast.
I don't think I do either. I always got the impression that the Braves did extremely well from a tv viewing standpoint.
And then to Swamps point, how were the Braves so far off in where they valued themselves at compared to everyone else? I just don't see how a team filled with TV people (Turner/Time Warner) drops the ball so much and didn't realize how much TV rights were about to skyrocket. Not to mention how dumb it is to sign a 30yr contract and include no buyout clause.
I found an article that talks about the Braves and a national tv deal and how it could save them but I don't see how. It sounds like every team will benefit from the deal and not just us which doesn't really do anything. LINK