Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has fired Scott Boras as his agent and signed with the newly-launched Roc Nation Sports, which was founded by Jay Z as a division of his Roc Nation and a partnership with Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Cano is expected to soon become the highest paid second baseman in MLB history. He is a four time All-Star and since 2005 leads all second basemen in hits, doubles and RBI. Cano is in the final year of a $57 million, six year contract he signed in 2008. Unless ... [Read more]
The St Louis Cardinals are currently fetching the highest average ticket price at $686 followed by the NLCS opponent the San Francisco Giants at $564. In the American League, the Tigers are commanding an average ticket price of $510 while New York Yankees fans have so far been willing to spend $476 for World Series tickets. [Read more]
Check out the press release about average ticket prices for the first half of the 2012 MLB season.
The New York Daily News' Michael O’keeffe and Bill Madden recently put out a story claiming the the co-owners of the New York Yankees, Hank and Hal Steinbrenner, were exploring the possibility of selling the team. After the sale of the Dodgers for more than $2 billion, the Steinbrenner heirs are rumored to be thinking about cashing in on the explosive market for sports teams. Even in a battered economy, sports franchises are still going for insane prices, and with the kids not seeing eye-to-eye ... [Read more]