How the Radical Economics of Pro Sports Powered a Mega Blue Jays Trade

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How the Radical Economics of Pro Sports Powered a Mega Blue Jays Trade
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The Toronto Blue Jays’ massive trade has shaken up the baseball world, left Jays’ fans cheering and set the team’s payroll above $100-million (U.S.) for the first time. The deal had a lot to do with some shrewd calculations by team owner Rogers Communications Inc., which took into account the club’s improved attendance, some weakened competitors and a trio of blockbuster television deals...

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