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A $614m-a-year war has the MLB season close to destruction. It really shouldn’t

At this stage, there is no doubt the season will be impacted in some form; it’s just a matter of how much.

Pitchers and catchers were supposed to report to Spring Training, the traditional month-and-a-bit-long training camp that sees teams relocate to the warmer climates of Arizona or Florida, this week. They couldn’t.

With no quick resolution to the lockout in sight, Spring Training will be partially, or more likely fully, lost. That in itself is a loss for the owners, who have turned exhibition games into another source of revenue, while most veteran players find the length of it unnecessary.

There’s also the question of expanding the playoffs – the owners want it, to sell the extra games, and the players seem happy to go along with it as long as they’re getting something in return.

So for the most part, unsurprisingly, this lockout is about money. Growth in the amount paid by TV networks over the last two decades has seen an explosion in team profits and values – after all, baseball teams play 162 games a year plus the playoffs, so that’s a lot of games to air.metasports

But sports leagues have disputes over how to split money all the time. Why has this lockout become so problematic, and dragged on for so long?

Thanks to the enormous expansion of TV deals, plus the ability for teams to make massive profits from real estate in the area around their stadiums, the average value of an MLB franchise has gone from $US286 million ($A399 million) in 2002, to $US1.9 billion ($A2.6 billion) in 2021.

Just look at the LA Dodgers, who were owned by Frank McCourt from 2004 to 2012. He purchased the glamour team for $US430 million in 2004, in a deal financed mostly by debt. Seven years later he filed for bankruptcy and still managed to sell the team for $US2 billion.

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