On this episode of the Replacement Level Podcast Wendy Thurm joined me to discuss the business of baseball. We discussed the future of local TV contracts, what teams are set to benefit from the boom, and what teams will likely be shut out of the windfall. We also spoke about the state of free agency, the importance of variable and dynamic pricing, and why all sports might soon see a steady decline in attendance.
Wendy was a lawyer for over two decades. I asked her about MLB’s lawsuit against BioGenesis, what they’re hoping to accomplish, and more importantly if they will succeed with it. We also hit on how Barry Bonds is perceived in San Francisco and the Hall of Fame.
I hope you listen to and enjoy the interview. It can also be downloaded for free on iTunes.
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For a detailed look at Wendy’s work on local TV contracts you can read her FanGraphs piece here.