What team is on pace to become the most profitible baseball team in history?

2013 Houston Astros
If you answered the Houston Astros, you’d be correct.

From Deadspin courtesy of Nebraska:

“The big benefactor is TV money. Regional sports networks aren’t just for successful or popular teams anymore! The Astros, Rockets, and NBC launched CSN Houston last fall, and the deal pays the Astros a whopping $80 million a year—on par with the Red Sox, Mets, and Rangers, and ahead of every team except the Dodgers, Angels, and Yankees. It’s been argued here and elsewhere (though it’s far from unanimous) that the TV rights bubble can’t continue to swell indefinitely, but no matter the long-term, the Astros got in before it popped.”

“God I love baseball.” -Roy Hobbs | The Natural

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