Category Archives: It’s about the money honey

MLB Pension Injustice – Bill Dailey and many others

I wonder how many long-time baseball fans are aware that there are 500 or so former MLB players, being hosed out of pensions by the league and the players’ association. All these men have been getting since 2011 are non … Continue reading

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I miss the old days

The Minnesota Twins have announced that all their arbitration eligible players have been signed for 2017. All five pocketed some nice change but starting pitcher Kyle Gibson increased his pay by 394% from $587,500 in 2016 to $2.9 million in … Continue reading

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Former Twins pitcher Duensing on opt-outs

Pitcher Brian Duensing was a 2005 Minnesota Twins third round compensation selection for the Twins losing free agent shortstop Cristian Guzman to the Washington Nationals. Duensing signed with Minnesota for a reported bonus of $400,000 and began his ascent to … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – March 22, 2010 – you have to be careful what you wish for

Catcher Joe Mauer officially signed his eight-year, $184 million contract extension (2011 – 2018) in a press conference at the Lee County Sports Complex. The contract is the 4th highest contract ever signed in MLB as of that date. Since … Continue reading

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As the Twins rise in the standings so do the ticket prices

The Minnesota Twins finally had a winning season (83-79) in 2015 after having lost 90 or more games for four consecutive years and watched as their attendance drop lower and lower each season. The team’s performance kept individual game ticket … Continue reading

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Twins to bring back the “red jersey” for another try

They say that “time heals all” but we will have to wait and see if that applies to Minnesota Twins baseball jerseys too. The Twins introduced their “new” red home alternate jersey that they play to wear on Friday nights … Continue reading

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Twins games to be streamed in Minnesota

I guess I missed this short story in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal back in November but it is kind of a big deal depending on how Fox Sports North rolls it out. As they say, the devil is in … Continue reading

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“Earning” the big bucks?

According to the MLB Salary Rankings the following players earned pocketed the biggest salaries in 2015. Some earned their money and others did not but it is fun to be an arm-chair quarterback and review the results. You can argue that … Continue reading

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Where do Twins rank in MLB ticket prices?

I have been keeping track of Minnesota Twins ticket prices for some time and you can see my work on the Twins Ticket Price History page. Based on how I calculate Twins ticket price averages I have the Twins with … Continue reading

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TMR’s 2014 Fan Cost Index

Each year Team Marketing Report publishes their MLB Fan Cost index and here is what they have published for 2014. The average Major League Baseball season ticket has increased by 2.0 percent to $27.93 for the 2014 season, according to … Continue reading

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