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USA TODAY QUANTIFIES THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF BASEBALL FINANCE
Published October 20, 1994
In what THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY considers a "must read," this morning's USA TODAY provides a detailed look at the finances of MLB teams. The numbers are projected for a full 1994 season, and were compiled in conjunction with Martin Stone, owner of the AAA Phoenix Firebirds. Here are some highlights: BEST BOTTOM LINE -- Rockies, Yankees, Marlins, Orioles, Mets; WORST BOTTOM LINE -- Royals, Tigers, Astros, Giants, Mariners; HIGHEST EXPENSES -- Yankees, Braves, Dodgers, Giants, Blue Jays; HIGHEST REVENUES -- Yankees, Braves, Orioles, Blue Jays, Dodgers; BEST AT THE GATE -- Blue Jays, Braves, Orioles, Rockies, White Sox; WORST AT THE GATE -- Padres, Angels, Pirates, Brewers, Mariners; HIGHEST LOCAL TV/RADIO REVENUE -- Yankees, Mets, Red Sox, Cubs, Braves - LOWEST LOCAL TV/RADIO REVENUE -- Rockies, Twins, Royals, Brewers, Mariners; HIGHEST PLAYER PAYROLL -- Yankees, Atlanta, Giants, Blue Jays, Tigers; LOWEST PLAYER PAYROLL -- Padres, Expos, Marlins, Pirates, Colorado (Hal Bodley, USA TODAY, 10/20).